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How much peritoneal dialysis is usually needed for optimal outcomes?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The more renal function you have left determines how much pd therapy you need.
When a patient starts pd, if they still make lots of urine and the clearance rate is still reasonable, then you probably need less pd exchanges. However if you don't make urine and have poor renal function, then you will need much more pd exchanges.

In brief: Depends

The more renal function you have left determines how much pd therapy you need.
When a patient starts pd, if they still make lots of urine and the clearance rate is still reasonable, then you probably need less pd exchanges. However if you don't make urine and have poor renal function, then you will need much more pd exchanges.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
this method of dialysis should be recommended to all starting dialysis if your nephrologists determines you can do it
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Peritoneal Dialysis

There really is no optimal formula for effective peritoneal dialysis.
There are so many factors such as age, diet, length of time on dialysis, social factors and the like. Thus, a peritoneal dialysis program must be individualized for every patient. Talk with your doctor further about this issue.

In brief: Peritoneal Dialysis

There really is no optimal formula for effective peritoneal dialysis.
There are so many factors such as age, diet, length of time on dialysis, social factors and the like. Thus, a peritoneal dialysis program must be individualized for every patient. Talk with your doctor further about this issue.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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