What is Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)?

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Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is a type of peritoneal dialysis (PD). In PD, a soft tube called a catheter is used to fill the abdomen with a cleansing liquid called dialysis solution. The abdominal membrane, called the peritoneum, acts as a filter to remove toxins and fluid.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)

Side effect Patients
Cramps in legs 1
Hypotension 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)

Dosage Patients
every other day 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).