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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-12

Peritoneal dialysis – ideal renal replacement therapy during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Jeethu Joseph Eapen
Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IOPD.IOPD_5_20

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Peritoneal dialysis has an important role to play in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It can help in maintaining social distancing goals in dialysis patients and hence should be considered as first line renal replacement therapy (RRT) in all incident ESRD patients. There is emerging interest in the role of PD for the treatment of Acute Kidney Injury especially in the setting of overburdened hemodialysis/CRRT services in the ICU. This article discusses the role of PD in managing critically ill COVID patients.

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