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Term: Peritoneal Dialysis

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-12-03


Peritoneal dialysis is a procedure that uses the patient's blood vessels in the abdominal lining in place of the kidneys to filter the patient's blood. This type of renal replacement therapy (RRT) is less restrictive than hemodialysis because it does not require as strict a diet or medication use and can be performed by the patient in a variety of environments (Mayo Clinic; Miller & Keane, 2003).

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  • Mayo Clinic. Tests and procedures - Peritoneal Dialysis. Accessed May 11, 2015. [Supplementary Content] (View)
  • Miller BF, Keane CB. Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2003.(View)

Term used in 

  • Chartier M, Dart A, Tangri N, Komenda P, Walld R, Bogdanovic B, Burchill C, Koseva I, McGowan K-L, Rajotte L. Care of Manitobans Living with Chronic Kidney Disease. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2015. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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