Table 2.

Strategies to maintain PD

Modality related
    peritonitis prophylaxis
    membrane preservation: use of glucose polymers/ACE inhibitors
    adjust dialysis prescription according to RRF
    correction of catheter malfunction
System related
    better infrastructure to support PD
    patient education/training
    physician education
    incentives to physicians, dialysis centers
    redirecting resources
Patient related
    social support
    psychological counseling (as needed)
    assisted PD
  • ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme.