Absolute contraindications to Peritoneal Dialysis

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.


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