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Peritoneal Dialysis and Adequacy

Is your peritoneal dialysis (PD) adequate? DaVita dietitians give a run-down on how to tell if you’re getting adequate dialysis from your PD treatments. This is a step-by-step guide to adequacy when you’re on PD.

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Accessories for Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Whether you’re new to peritoneal dialysis (PD) or not, you may not know that there are PD accessories available for easier management of dialysis treatments. From PD belts to case warmers, learn more about how PD accessories can help you live a better quality of life on home dialysis.

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Preparing for peritoneal dialysis catheter surgery

In order to perform peritoneal dialysis (PD), you will need to have a PD catheter placed into your abdomen. Dr. Mark H. Shapiro, DaVita Medical Director, describes what a PD catheter is and how it is placed, and also addresses common concerns that often arise during the process.

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