Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is another dialysis variant. While in hemodialysis the blood is cleansed outside the body, the patient's well-perfused peritoneum is used as a filter for the peritoneal dialysis. The abdominal cavity is regularly rinsed with a special fluid through a catheter.
The following procedures are used:
- Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
- Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD)
- Intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD) performed at our center