Peritoneal dialysis is a suitable option for most patients requiring renal replacement therapy. It allows individuals to play a key role in therapy whilst remaining in a familiar home environment.
Our peritoneal dialysis systems have a unique design and are convenient to use while improving patient compliance. Supported by environmentally friendly materials that are PVC-free, these systems allow maximum flexibility in prescription management.
Reduced exposure to glucose degradation products has been associated with preserving the peritoneal membrane and low infection rates. 1
Our simple, reliable hydration status assessment with the Body Composition Monitor (BCM) together with the guided prescription modelling of PatientOnLine to individually adjust therapy can help to prolong time on PD. Incorporating the Adapted Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (aAPD) treatment concept may enhance small solute clearance, and improve peritoneal ultrafiltration without increasing metabolic glucose load or additional cost or resources. 2
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
Patients perform multiple exchanges over a 24 hour period which results in the peritoneal membrane always being in contact with peritoneal dialysis fluid.
Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD)
Patients usually perform therapy overnight. A cycler is used to perform the exchanges. The sleep•safe cycler has the flexibility to deliver a variety of therapies as outlined below including;
Automated PD Plus - a combined day time exchange and overnight exchanges.
Adapted APD - a sleep-safe cycler is used to incorporate cycles of different dwell length and fill volume to facilitate improved small molecule clearance and increase peritoneal membrane ultrafiltration. 2
In patients with declining residual renal function and decreasing transport properties of the peritoneum, it may be necessary to consider an alternative to peritoneal dialysis.