Peritoneal dialysis: An increasingly popular option

M. M. Farooq, J. A. Freischlag

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Vascular surgeons well versed in peritoneal dialysis applications understand the importance of this modality among the limited options afforded to patients in renal failure. Peritoneal and hemodialysis strategies are interdependent and should be considered in concert. Careful assessment often shows that patients with diminishing vascular access have been overlooked as viable peritoneal dialysis candidates. This chapter summarizes peritoneal dialysis in terms of its history, physiological principles, indications, contraindications, catheter placement, types of administration, and the identification and management of complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-150
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in vascular surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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