Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis - ECAB book cover

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis - ECAB

Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) was introduced by Popovich et al. in 1976, with 4-6 exchanges per day and long dwell time between the exchanges. Later, a group from Seattle used the combination of cyclic and automated PD in their patients and then it was called as continuous automated ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAAPD). Later in 1981, this technique was given the name continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) by Diaz-Buxo. Currently, over 130,000 patients are on CAPD worldwide, and it is the most popular form of peritoneal dialysis.

This book on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is designed to address the various clinical decision questions supported by typical clinical scenarios, with which all readers will be able to identify. Thus, it provides an excellent opportunity to widen one’s perspective in this area.


Published: January 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-81-312-3198-2


  • Physiology of Peritoneal Dialysis and Urea Kinetics

    Clinical Use of Peritoneal Dialysis

    Infectious Complications of Continuous Peritoneal Dialysis

    Noninfectious Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis

    Peritoneal Dialysis in Acute Care Setting

    Other Books in This Series


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