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Periodic Peritoneal Dialysis in Chronic Renal Insufficiency

C. F. GUTCH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. C. STEVENS, PH.D.; and F. L. WATKINS, R.N.
Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):289-296. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-289
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Intermittent peritoneal dialysis provides an alternative method to periodic hemodialysis for maintaining the activity of some persons with chronic renal failure. A number of reports (1-4) are available concerning the successful application of repeated hemodialysis. But most of the information on peritoneal dialysis to date has been obtained from lavage procedures lasting only for periods of hours to a few days (5-8).

Investigations relative to the effect of long-term peritoneal dialysis on the peritoneum, and on the clinical and physiologic responses of the body as a whole, are beginning to be reported (9-15). An opportunity to study this problem was


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