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What exactly is continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (capd)?
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Type of dialysis
Capd is a form of dialysis which involves inserting a tube into the abdominal cavity and the lining of the cavity the peritoneum, acts like a kidney and exchanges waste when you instill a special fluid into the cavity via the tube.
If you do it 3-4 times a day you can draw the waste out . This different from blood/hemo dialysis.The peritoneal dialysis can be done at your home.

In brief: Type of dialysis
Capd is a form of dialysis which involves inserting a tube into the abdominal cavity and the lining of the cavity the peritoneum, acts like a kidney and exchanges waste when you instill a special fluid into the cavity via the tube.
If you do it 3-4 times a day you can draw the waste out . This different from blood/hemo dialysis.The peritoneal dialysis can be done at your home.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
In brief: CAPD
This is a method where a patient puts dialysis fluid into their abdominal cavity, leaves the fluid in for awhile, and then drains the fluid out.
Then, they repeat the process. It allows dialysis patients more freedom as they are not "tied" to a machine of some sort. On the other hand, it has its own hazards such as infection or loss of effectiveness over time. So see your doctor and discuss.

In brief: CAPD
This is a method where a patient puts dialysis fluid into their abdominal cavity, leaves the fluid in for awhile, and then drains the fluid out.
Then, they repeat the process. It allows dialysis patients more freedom as they are not "tied" to a machine of some sort. On the other hand, it has its own hazards such as infection or loss of effectiveness over time. So see your doctor and discuss.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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