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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Peritoneal Dialysis Emergencies

EemDocs - July 31, 2021 - By Rachel Bridwell - Reviewed by: Alex Koyfman; Brit Long
Pearls:
  • Peritonitis is common, occurring nearly annually for PD patients
  • Peritonitis predisposes PD patients to a myriad of further infections and mechanical complications
  • Catheter complications may present with edema and/or reduced dialysate yield
  • Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis carries a high mortality and can be prevented with early recognition and cessation of PD