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C A P D - Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
C A P D - Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

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PD benefits in brief:

  • Portable - take it with you
  • Flexible - choose treatment times that suit your schedule
  • Saves time - make fewer trips to the clinic
  • Easy - learn it in a week or two
  • No needles - avoid needle sticks
  • Fewer limits - eat a more flexible diet.

Haemodialysis
Home Dialysis
Home Dialysis

Home Dialysis benefits in brief:

  • Flexible - plan your own schedule
  • Quality - get more dialysis to feel better
  • Control - eat, drink, and have visitors during treatments
  • Access - lasts longest when you put in your own needles
  • Less restrictive - easier diet
  • Time - fewer trips to the clinic
  • Longer life - survival may be about the same as deceased donor transplant (3 times better than standard in-center HD).


Nocturnal home HD
Nocturnal home HD

Nocturnal home Haemo Dialysis benefits in brief:

  • Convenient - have your days free
  • Quality - get 2–5 times as much dialysis
  • Gentle - easy on your heart
  • Feel better - more energy, libido, and appetite
  • Less restrictive - easier diet, fewer drugs
  • Time - fewer trips to the clinic
  • Longer life - survival may be about the same as deceased donor transplant (3 times better than standard in-center Haemo Dialysis).

Real Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Types of Dialysis

The intention of this article is to highlight the real advantages and disadvantages, from a patient's point of view, of the 3 types of dialysis.


APD
APD – Automated Peritoneal Dialysis

A machine, changes the dialysate solution at night, usually while you are asleep. This involves being attached to the machine for between 8-10 hours. As you go to bed you load the machine with fluid and it then performs a number of cycles while you are asleep. The fluid is drained away into a large drainage bag for disposal. Most often the machine will give a last fill of fluid, which stays inside the tummy until the next night when it is drained away.


 

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