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Evolving Strategies in Peritoneal Dialysis

Edited by Edward T. Zawada Jr.

University of South Dakota

Evolving Strategies in Peritoneal Dialysis is intended as a concise compilation of articles designed to understand the basics of the current practice of the most cost-effective form of life support for patients with end-stage renal disease who require dialysis. Current strategies are understood best with a review of the historical development of catheter materials, solution packaging, and simplified machinery, which allow safe and effective nocturnal treatments. Quantitation of the efficacy of peritoneal dialysis is also reviewed because such calculations were also developed by the pioneers of nephrology to ensure adequacy of dialysis and daily fluid balance, which are responsible for the best chance for long-term patient survival. Comparison of methods for catheter placement is presented as well as the role that a dialysis center plays in the health and success of this form of end-stage renal disease patient care. The novel concept of assisted peritoneal dialysis for the infirm or institutionalized patients is probably the next direction needed to make available this treatment to many more patients than are currently eligible to receive it. This concept is explored in a separate chapter. Finally, professional dialysis staff must monthly assess individuals' nutritional status, bone health, and infection prevention and treatment to ensure the greatest functional status for these patients. This book concludes with a review of each of these topics to expand the mandatory monthly surveillance performed by dialysis centers for each patient who receives home peritoneal dialysis therapy.

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Evolving Strategies in Peritoneal DialysisEdited by Edward T. Zawada Jr.

Published: August 1st 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71213

ISBN: 978-1-78923-533-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-532-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-537-0

Copyright year: 2018

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1. Introductory Chapter: Peritoneal Dialysis, Overview and Current Concepts

By Edward T. Zawada


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2. Techniques for Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement

By Stephen Akau Kache, Danjuma Sale and Jerry Godfrey Makama


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3. Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis

By Mark Dominik Alscher


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4. Centre Effects in Peritoneal Dialysis

By Samantha Ng, Yeoungjee Cho, Htay Htay and David W. Johnson


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5. The Bone and Mineral Disorder in Patients Undergoing Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis

By Merita Rroji, Nereida Spahia, Myftar Barbullushi and Saimir Seferi


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6. Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Protein-Energy Wasting in Peritoneal Dialysis

By Francisco Gerardo Yanowsky-Escatell, Leonardo Pazarín-Villaseñor, Jorge Andrade-Sierra, Christian Santana-Arciniega, Eduardo de Jesús Torres-Vázquez, Miguel Ángel Zambrano-Velarde, Francisco Martín Preciado-Figueroa and Rogelio Ignacio Galeno-Sánchez


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7. Peritonitis in Peritoneal Dialysis

By Sohail Abdul Salim and Tibor Fülöp


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