Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters

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Peritoneal dialysis catheters are placed into the abdomen most often for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), as well as for acute dialysis and for drainage of malignant ascites. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis offers several advantages over hemodialysis including the ability to perform dialysis without the need for vascular access, systemic heparinization, or the hemodynamic changes associated with the volume shifts of hemodialysis. In addition, the quality of life of those on CAPD may be preferred as this process can be safely completed at a patient's home, work or play, saving multiple weekly trips to a dialysis unit.

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