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Peritoneal dialysis, which is becoming more frequent in medical practice, has been well-reviewed in this book by an eminent authority in the field.
It begins without an orientation to the principles and techniques of dialysis and a definition of terms, but rather with a review of the literature, which should be of only historical interest to most readers. The second section provides an abundance of data on the kinetics of peritoneal dialysis. In somewhat staccato fashion, the diffusion curve, peritoneal clearance, and relation between the amount of substance removed and the plasma concentration are presented for urea, creatinine, uric acid,
Peritoneal Dialysis in Clinical Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:819–820. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-819_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):819-820.
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