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dialysis(di-al'i-sis) ('i-sez?) plural.dialyses [ dia- + -lysis]
chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysisContinuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysisAbbreviation: CAPD
continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysisAbbreviation: CCPD
intermittent peritoneal dialysisAbbreviation: IPD
Peritoneal dialysis is used to treat renal failure and, less commonly, certain types of poisoning, hypothermia, or heatstroke.
CAUTION!Although peritoneal dialysis may be performed anywhere by the patient, allowing him or her to be independent, regular follow-up with health care professionals is needed to optimize its safety and effectiveness.
Strict aseptic technique is maintained throughout the procedure. The patient is observed for signs of peritonitis, pain, respiratory difficulty, and low blood pressure. Peritoneal dialysis requires a semipermanent implantation of a catheter through the abdominal wall into the peritoneum, just below the umbilicus. Patients with a history of abdominal surgeries may have scarring; they are not candidates for peritoneal dialysis and should use hemodialysis, instead. The patient's understanding of the procedure and the reason for it, care of the peritoneal catheter, and symptoms of infection are verified. Medication schedule can be changed before and after dialysis. Urea clearance is less than with hemodialysis (60%), and excessive protein loss may necessitate a high protein diet. The patient's ability to adjust lifestyle to provide a balance of adequate rest and activity is evaluated.
Patient discussion about renal dialysis
Q. why the renal doctor told my husband that he needs to eat a dozen of egg a week for protein,how it will help? it won`t afect his cholesterol,also i would like to know what role the protein plays on his treatment and what other foot its rich in protein that he can can take,without causing problems to his health.
here is a list of a 100 protein rich foods: