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Automated cyclers used in peritoneal dialysis: technical aspects for the clinician

Authors Chaudhry R, Golper TA

Received 31 October 2014

Accepted for publication 8 December 2014

Published 23 January 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 95—102


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Rafia I Chaudhry, Thomas A Golper

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

Abstract: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a widely accepted and increasingly popular form of dialysis. The invention and technological advancement of the PD cycler further makes PD a convenient option. Prescription-specific parameters are entered into the cycler, which then automatically carries out the steps involved in continuous cycling PD. We review the basics, technical aspects, challenges, and advancements of the cycler.

Keywords: peritoneal dialysis, automated peritoneal dialysis, cycler peritoneal dialysis

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