CAPD The Gold Standard in Paediatric Dialysis CAPD • No nights tied to machine • Less training • Cheaper than CCPD • Comparable to CCPD in terms of dialysis adequacy and nutritional status. Gao et al. AJN 1999 CAPD • More flexible • Less need for ‘high bags’ • Residual renal function declined rapidly in APD patients whereas it was well preserved in CAPD patients. Hufnagel et al. NDT 1999. CAPD • Infection rate lower than CCPD. Yishak et al. Adv Perit Dial 2001 • Ease of use • Steady, constant dialysis, not intermittent. CAPD • No need for alterations to house • Simple to learn • Easier for family to go on holiday • Just better, much, much better than CCPD for all but the smallest of infants!!
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