I know that obese patients can do PD. What about a patient who weighs 370#? The patient has no residual urine and last vascular access is failing.

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Kim M, Nurse from IL asked
I know that obese patients can do PD. What about a patient who weighs 370#? The patient has no residual urine and last vascular access is failing.

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Johann Morelle, from Europe September 8, 2020

Sorry, but my experience with such obese patients is limited.
Given the extreme obesity and the lack of residual function, I would not be optimistic – yet let’s see the response from colleagues.
Multidisciplinary evaluation can be useful to find salvage vascular access for hemodialysis.
 

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