Thursday, May 14, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Peritoneal Dialysis

"Girl Lives 54 Days After Kidney Failure," Omaha World Herald, Friday, June 20, 1958, newspaper archives ( : accessed 14 May 2015), col 3, citing online p 49.
I am officially in kidney failure and am preparing for peritoneal dialysis (PD).  Hopefully I'll be up and running on it by the end of the month.

A common dialysis method (the other is hemodialysis), PD is only a relatively new way to prolong life after the kidneys have failed.  In 1958 it seems it was still cutting edge.

PD as it presented today:

Longer video here.

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