Korean J Med.  2014 Feb;86(2):138-141.

Peritoneal Dialysis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. nohneph@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract

More than thirty years after its introduction as a modality of renal replacement therapy (RRT), peritoneal dialysis (PD) has now become an established form of RRT. There were 70,211 patients receiving RRT at the end of 2,012 in Korea, and PD accounted for 10.8% of them. The rate for PD patients per million population has grown by 24% during the past 10 years. In this paper, physiology of peritoneal dialysis, assessment of peritoneal membrane transport function, updated target of solute removal, and potential complications of peritoneal dialysis will be discussed.

Keyword

Peritoneal dialysis; Renal replacement therapy
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