Manual Acute PD with Rigid Catheters: A Relook

Prabhu, Mayoor V. and *, Subhramanyam S.V. and *, Sinoj Antony and Nayak, K.S. (2015) Manual Acute PD with Rigid Catheters: A Relook. The Open Urology & Nephrology Journal, 8. pp. 41-44.

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Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) has been an underutilized modality in the treatment of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). Concerns regarding clearance, fluid removal, infection, complications of therapy, and the hypercatabolic state of AKI has led to PD falling into disrepute. Recent studies have challenged this notion of ineffectiveness. The lower cost, and simplicity of the procedure makes it a particularly attractive option for the developing world which may lack even basic HD facilities, and patients continue to die for want of Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT). We present a review of the available literature about PD in the AKI setting with special reference to the developing world, including the procedure, costs, and effectiveness of the treatment. We also describe the procedure in detail to help ‘hand hold’ physicians interested in performing this lifesaving procedure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute PD, AKI, developing countries, PD, RRT.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 11:21
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 11:21

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