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An interracial study of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) in Natal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6828945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study analyses our experience with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) over a period of 2 1/2 years. Twenty-six patients are continuing on CAPD. Of the 31 Whites, 19 Asians, 5 Coloureds and 3 Blacks who began treatment, 15 Whites, 8 Asians, and 3 Coloureds but no Black patients are continuing treatment. Peritonitis was the most important limiting factor and occurred once in every 28,5 weeks in Coloureds, once in 19,5 weeks in Whites, once every 16 weeks in Asiatics and once every 11 weeks in Blacks. Twenty-eight per cent of the patients had 70% of the episodes of peritonitis. Advantages of CAPD were personal freedom, control of blood pressure and fluid balance, and a greater latitude in acceptance of more patients into a chronic renal dialysis programme. The value of CAPD should be assessed further in time and should not be regarded as the final solution to the management of patients with chronic renal failure.
I Parsoo; Y K Seedat; S Naicker; J C Kallmeyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-21     Completed Date:  1983-04-21     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
African Continental Ancestry Group
European Continental Ancestry Group
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Dialysis* / adverse effects
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory* / adverse effects
South Africa

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