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Chronic peritoneal dialysis 

Chronic peritoneal dialysis
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Chronic peritoneal dialysis
Author(s):

Lesley Rees

, Paul A. Brogan

, Detlef Bockenhauer

, and Nicholas J.A. Webb

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199601370.003.0168
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date: 18 October 2019

Principles of peritoneal dialysis 466

Peritoneal dialysis solutions 470

Peritoneal equilibrium test 473

Peritonitis in patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis 476

Sclerosing peritonitis 481

Solute moves down the concentration gradient across the peritoneal membrane by diffusion and water by osmosis (ultrafiltration, UF).

UF causes movement of solutes by convection, so that solutes may be carried across the membrane (solvent drag) even in the absence of a concentration gradient....

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