How automated peritoneal dialysis is applied and maintained in Japan.

@article{Nakamoto2012HowAP,
  title={How automated peritoneal dialysis is applied and maintained in Japan.},
  author={Hidetomo Nakamoto},
  journal={Contributions to nephrology},
  year={2012},
  volume={177},
  pages={13-23}
}
According to a nationwide statistical survey in Japan, only 9,858 patients (3.3% of dialysis patients) were on maintenance peritoneal dialysis (PD) at the end of 2009. In this survey, 8,635 patients answered questions about the PD method, while 1,223 patients did not respond. In Japan, at the end of 2009, 5,143 patients (59.6%) on PD were treated with CAPD and 3,492 patients (40.4%) on PD were treated with automated PD (APD). It is well known that around 20% of Japanese PD patients choose to… CONTINUE READING

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