Peritoneal dialysis: An effective yet underused renal replacement therapy.

  title={Peritoneal dialysis: An effective yet underused renal replacement therapy.},
  author={Mary K Laxton},
  journal={JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants},
  volume={29 5},
Chronic kidney disease affects more than 30 million people in the United States, creating a significant disease burden. Peritoneal dialysis, an effective yet underused method of renal replacement therapy, can provide a high quality of life, maintain a patient's residual renal function, and decrease overall healthcare costs with little negative effect on patient morbidity or mortality. Given this, knowledge of the methods, outcomes, and costs of renal replacement therapy is essential to… CONTINUE READING
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