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Recommendations on Choice of Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions

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Clinical Section, Department of Hypertension and Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(1):144-146. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-78-1-144_2
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As the use of peritoneal dialysis has become more widespread, reports of solution-related complications have continued to mount. In an earlier issue of this journal, Gault and associates (1) clearly related most of these complications to inappropriate choice or use of dialysis solutions. In the same issue, Tenckhoff (2) surveyed the choice of peritoneal dialysis solutions and questioned the safety and content of some of the available solutions. Gault and his associates suggested, and Tenckhoff agreed, that a suitable group of physicians should get together and make specific recommendations to solution manufacturers. As a result, a workshop was held in


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