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].|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Giornale italiano di nefrologia : organo ufficiale della Società italiana di nefrologia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2010|
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