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Author Donaldson, M. D. ♦ Spurgeon, P. ♦ Haycock, G. B. ♦ Chantler, C.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract A commercially available closed dialysis system and a new peritoneal cannula with potential advantages for infants have been developed. The dialysis set includes three dialysate bags that may be connected to the filling burette; the warming coil of the set is placed in a thermostatically controlled water bath. The peritoneal catheter comprises a flexible tube with side holes and a sharp short bevelled needle with obturator. Advantages of the new equipment over previously available equipment are that the cannula is easier to insert; there is less risk of contaminating the dialysate since the tubing set is unbroken from supply to cannula; the mix of the dialysate may be changed easily without interrupting dialysis; and the equipment may be assembled easily by unskilled staff.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1983-03-05
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 286
Issue Number 6367
Page Count 2
Starting Page 759
Ending Page 760


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)