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Should older patients be offered peritoneal dialysis?
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PMID:  18708533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On haemodialysis, my life was not my own - handing control to nursing staff for 4 hours, 3 days a week, surrounded by noisy machines and unhappy patients, returning home after 11 hours, too exhausted to eat and falling into bed. However, peritoneal dialysis has given me back my life. I am in control of me and am treated like a human being, not just a patient. There are minor drawbacks, such as storage for the fluids and being unable to have a bath, but it is a small price to pay.
Edwina A Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0896-8608     ISO Abbreviation:  Perit Dial Int     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-18     Completed Date:  2009-01-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904033     Medline TA:  Perit Dial Int     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  444-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Renal Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Diabetic Nephropathies / therapy
Health Services Accessibility
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Patient Selection*
Peritoneal Dialysis* / contraindications
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory
Quality of Life
Referral and Consultation
Renal Dialysis
Treatment Outcome

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