La dialisi peritoneale incrementale: una soluzione comune per pazienti diversi.

Translated title of the contribution: [Incremental peritoneal dialysis: a common solution for different types of patients].

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Abstract

It is still a matter of debate whether peritoneal dialysis should be initiated with a full dose regimen or with incremental doses. The use of low-dose dialysis is not always feasible, but it may have the advantages of improved quality of life and lower infective and metabolic complication rates. However, incremental peritoneal dialysis has to meet the minimal suggested adequacy targets in terms of depuration (Kt/V, creatinine clearance), ultrafiltration, and electrolyte balance. Incremental peritoneal dialysis has been proved feasible and safe in asymptomatic patients with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR)10 mL/min. In conclusion, incremental peritoneal dialysis is a feasible therapeutic option that the nephrologist should know and be able to perform in those patients who may benefit from it.

Translated title of the contribution[Incremental peritoneal dialysis: a common solution for different types of patients].
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)374-382
Number of pages9
JournalGiornale italiano di nefrologia : organo ufficiale della Società italiana di nefrologia
Volume27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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