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Peritoneal dialysis is a method that uses the peritoneum (abdominal membrane) as a filter to clean the blood of toxic substances.
A fluid called dialysate is introduced, through a catheter, into the abdominal cavity in order to rebalance the blood plasma. Its components prompt the elimination of excess water and toxic substances produced by the body.
The benefit for the patient is that he/she is independent and remains at home. As a first step, you learn the method at the hospital.
The gestures of bag connection and disconnection to/ from the catheter should be subject to rigorous hygiene.
There are two methods of peritoneal dialysis: