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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

History of peritoneal dialysis

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

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Dr. Sabina Yusuf
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_2_20

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>Peritoneal Dialysis is now an accepted mode of renal replacement therapy. The story of its development is a fascinating scientific journey of pioneers who have worked tirelessly to develop and extend the application of this technique which now plays such an important part in the treatment of patients with ESKD. This article reviews the milestones in the history of innovation of this life saving treatment in an attempt to understand to the hopes and ideas of our predecessors and build on them into the future to make peritoneal dialysis a more effective, safer, and inexpensive therapy for ESKD.

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