D. G. OREOPOULOS, M.D., PH.D., F.R.C.P.(C), F.A.C.P.; M. ROBSON, M.D., M.R.C.P.
OREOPOULOS DG, ROBSON M. Ambulatory Dialysis. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:147. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-1-147_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(1):147.
To the editor: The continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) that Dr. Popovich and his colleagues describe in the April issue (Ann Intern Med 88:449-456, 1978) will undoubtedly mark a new era in the treatment of chronic renal failure. Its combined simplicity, efficiency, and low cost make it an ideal dialysis treatment. Its many advantages are partially offset, however, by two disadvantages: the high incidence of peritonitis, and the cumbersomeness of the technique. Both of these disadvantages are related to the use of dialysate in glass containers.
Recently, we have introduced a new technique (1) that has made CAPD simpler and
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