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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The dialysis dilemma: urgent need vs. overtaxed system

With a "dummy tummy," Manuel de Gongora gets a lesson in how to do peritoneal dialysis (PD) at Northwest Kidney Center. It's a self-dialysis process using the peritoneum in the abdomen across which fluids and dissolved substances are exchanged from the blood. The dialysis takes place overnight while the patient is asleep.