You have been given this leaflet because your kidneys are no longer working well. Normally, your kidneys help to get rid of excess water and waste from your body, but now this needs to be done in another way, through dialysis. The method of dialysis you have chosen is peritoneal dialysis. To enable you to have this sort of dialysis you need a Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) catheter.

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