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ISPD guidelines for peritoneal dialysis in acute kidney injury: 2020 update (adults)

Ewa Wojtaszek1, Joanna Małyszko1
DOI: 10.5603/RDTF.2021.0011
Renal Disease and Transplantation Forum 2021;14(2):94-106.


The use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) to treat patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) has become more popular among clinicians following evidence that itsefficacy is similar to/comparable to other extracorporeal therapies. Although it has been extensively used in low-resource environments for many years, there is now a renewed interest in the use of PD to manage patients with AKI (including patients in intensive care units) in higher-income countries. Here we present the update of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis guidelines for the use of PD in AKI. These guidelines extensively review the available literature and present updated recommendations regarding peritoneal access, dialysis solutions, and the prescription of dialysis with revised targets of solute clearance.

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