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Is peritineal dialysis effective for chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Manuel C See IV


Practicing since :2005

Answered : 865 Questions

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 in Kidney Conditions
Question: How important is it for CKD V with GFR 8%, opting abdominal (peritoneal??) dialysis- TO LIVE WITH SOMEONE????
Answered by Dr. Manuel C See IV 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes patient needs to live with someone.

Detailed Answer:
Good Day and thank you for being with Healthcare Magic!

Peritoneal dialysis would entail putting liters and liters of fluid and flushing it out daily. This needs someone to do it trained by a dialysis nurse. Therefor I believe that it is important for the patient to live with someone capable of dialysis.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: I would gladly help you. Best wishes

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