July 1965

Peritoneal Dialysis in Clinical Medicine.

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By S. T. Boen, MD. Price, $6.75. Pp 128, with 58 figures and 9 tables. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(1):158. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870010160033

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Peritoneal dialysis has come to occupy an important place in the treatment of renal failure and of certain drug intoxications. This monograph is based chiefly on the author's own work and experience in peritoneal dialysis, with illustrative case histories. There is also a short review of older work in the area. The kinetics of peritoneal dialysis, including the peritoneal clearances of the waste products of major concern in the uremic patient, are well-discussed and documented. Peritoneal dialysis is contrasted and compared to hemodialysis, and advantages and limitations of both are discussed. Sections on preparation of dialysis solutions, and the use of the automatic cycling device for dialysis are also included. From these standpoints the monograph is of real reference value to the physician who is interested in care of the uremic patient. It would have been of even greater value if the author had included some of the current work

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