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how and when should i change the bandages around my peritoneal dialysis catheter change?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: You do not have to change bandages, unless specifically instructed by the surgeon or nurs.

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What. Is lowest kidney function can get before dialysis is required?

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