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According to the National Institutes of Health, peritoneal dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses the lining of the abdomen to filter blood inside the body.

Washington: Contrary to earlier research, most patients who generally drop out of peritoneal dialysis do so due to psychosocial reasons, according to the findings of a recent study. The retrospective study conducted by Louisiana State University Health New Orleans was published in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.
The research team evaluated the reasons that 27 of the 83 patients enrolled in the peritoneal dialysis program withdrew between 2016 and 2018. Twenty-four or 86 per cent were African American. They found that psychosocial factors, including mental health illness such as anxiety and depression, loss of support networks, or inability to tolerate the number of treatment sessions required by peritoneal dialysis, accounted for 63 per cent of the dropout rate due to controllable factors.
According to the National Institutes of Health, peritoneal dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses the lining of the abdomen to filter blood inside the body. The dialysis solution flows into the belly through a catheter, where it absorbs wastes before draining. The process must be done four to six times a day. Patients can perform peritoneal dialysis at home, work, or when travelling.