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The Management of End-stage Kidney Disease with Intermittent Peritoneal Dialysis

NORMAN LASKER, M.D.; ROBERT SHALHOUB, M.D.; ORLANDO HABIBE, M.D.; and CAROL PASSAROTTI, R.N.
Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1147-1169. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1147
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Prolonged intermittent hemodialysis by the Scribner method (1, 2) has proved to be an effective means of maintaining useful life in patients with end-stage kidney disease. However, this technique has been adopted in only a few medical centers and is probably being utilized in less than 100 patients in the United States at the present time. The main reasons for this are the need for a well-organized dialysis center operated by a trained team of professional and technical personnel and the high cost of establishing such a unit. It has been estimated that a 10-patient hemodialysis center capable of treating

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