Peritoneal Dialysis by K.D. NolphPeritoneal Dialysis by K.D. Nolph

Peritoneal Dialysis

EditorK.D. Nolph

Paperback | April 21, 2014

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A year or so after Dr. Robert Popovieh arrived in Seattle in 1965 to begin working on his doctoral thesis under Dr. A.L. Babb, we had just begun work to try to prove the prediction that the peritoneum had a higher permeability to 'middle molecules' than hemodialysis membranes [I]. Several years later, when Dr. Popovieh accepted a position at the University of Texas in Austin, he decided to concentrate his research efforts in the area of peritoneal dialysis and everyone knows how successful that effort has become [2]. Indeed, because of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), long-term per­ itoneal dialysis after a two-decade incubation period is finally becoming an equal option to hemodialysis and transplantation in the management of chronic renal failure. For me this development represents final vindication of a twenty-year effort to help promote peritoneal dialysis, often in the face of enormaus opposition. I particularly remember a policy meeting at the NIH a few years back in which it was decided by my colleagues on the committee that long term peritoneal dialysis had no future and therefore no funds for projects in this area would be forthcoming. Based on the excellent results that Boen and later Tenckhoff had been getting in our Seattle program, I knew the committee was wrong and tried to convince them otherwise. Naturally, being the only favorable vote, I failed. I often wonder how many years this decision and others like it set back peritoneal dialysis.
Title:Peritoneal DialysisFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 21, 2014Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401725659

ISBN - 13:9789401725651

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Table of Contents

1. Review of the Clinical Use of Peritoneal Dialysis.- 2. The Peritoneal Dialysis System.- 3. The Peritoneal Microcirculation.- 4. Kinetics of Peritoneal Transport.- 5. Ultrafiltration with Peritoneal Dialysis.- 6. Intermittent Peritoneal Dialysis as Renal Replacement Therapy.- 7. Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) - Worldwide Experience.- 8. Pharmocologic Manipulation of Peritoneal Transport.- 9. Comments on Dialysis Solution Composition, Antibiotic Transport, Poisoning, and Novel Uses of Peritoneal Dialysis.- 10. Managing the Nutritional Concerns of the Patient Undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis.- 11. Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis Other Than Peritonitis.- 12. Peritonitis.- 13. Past, Present, and Future Place of Peritoneal Dialysis.- Index of Subjects.