is that possible during waiting list for transplantation patients could has peritoneal dialysis as the therapy?

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rini,p, Nurse from indonesia asked
is that possible during waiting list for transplantation patients could has peritoneal dialysis as the therapy?

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Definitely. In Hong Kong, 80% of dialysis patients are on PD, and they don’t experience any problems related to PD. Some studies suggested PD patients have better outcome than HD patients with less delayed graft function. It is also easier to manage the pre-operative care in case of calling for cadaveric transplantation in the middle of the night – they rarely have hyperkalemia as HD patients and thus no emergency HD is needed before the operation. Therefore these support using PD while waiting for transplantation.

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