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Peritoneal dialysis patients during COVID 19 pandemic

1 Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Nephrology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
4 AIIMS, New Delhi, India
5 Virinchi Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
6 Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Narayan Prasad,
Department of Nephrology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_192_20

COVID pandemic poses challenges to peritoneal dialysis patients, caretaker, and service provider to the PD patients as well. The chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are trained to do the PD procedure at home, therefore can avoid in-center hospital visit unlike patients on hemodialysis. Thus, PD patients can avoid undue exposure to the novel coronavirus. The PD can be offered in COVID induced AKI patients, even in remote places where hemodialysis cannot be offered. The paper is aimed to provide guidelines about the safe use of PD and treatment of complications during the COVID pandemic.

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