What are the Absolute contraindications to Peritoneal Dialysis?
The definition of absolute contraindication is the presence of a clinical condition that makes a treatment either unsafe or unlikely to be effective. There are few absolute contraindications for PD. PD is contraindicated in patients with:
• Diaphragmatic defects (e.g., pleuroperitoneal abnormalities)
• Abdominal defects (e.g., unfixable hernia) or processes (e.g., acute diverticulitis) that prevent effective PD or increase the risk of infection
• Situations where the patient and/or caregiver are unable or unwilling to learn the therapy. As noted previously, assisted PD has provided a solution for the later problem.