Kristin Corapi, Author at Dermatology Advisor

Kristin Corapi

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Peritoneal Dialysis: Prescription and Assessment of Adequacy

Management of patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) Determining adequacy of prescription Initial factors to consider when planning for a PD prescription (incident or prevalent patient) include: 1. Patient lifestyle -Does the patient work full-time? -How does the patient spend his/her day? -Where will exchanges be done? Is work an option? Does the patient travel frequently?…

Peritoneal Dialysis: Patient Selection

Identifying Patients There are three types of PD patients: those that start their dialysis therapy with PD; those who turn to PD after complications from HD; and those who turn to PD after a failed transplant. It is important to remember that modality education should be offered to each group and patients should be reminded…

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