List of authors:

  • Ong Zee Yun (Main Author)
  • Lee Soo Wen (Contributing Author)
  • Adeline Tay Hui Yin (Contributing Author)

This module has been reviewed by Dr Peng Ban Chai, Consultant Nephrologist.

Table of Contents.

Chapter 1 - Introduction to dialysis.

1.1   Haemodialysis
1.2   Peritoneal Dialysis
1.3   Haemodialysis (HD) VS Peritoneal dialysis (PD)
1.4   Common infection in dialysis population
1.4.1    Introduction
1.4.2.   HD catheter-related infections
1.4.3    Management of HD catheter-related infection
1.4.4    PD- related peritonitis
1.4.5    Management of PD related peritonitis
1.5    Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic (PKPD) Considerations of Medications in Dialysis
1.6    Timing of administration of antihypertensive drugs for dialysis patients

At the end of this chapter, readers should be able to:

  • understand the different dialysis mode available
  • understand the common dialysis related infections and the management
  • understand the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic aspect of medications used in dialysis patient



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