is a method intended to purify the blood by filtering it through a machine. Peritoneal dialysis uses peritoneum
(membrane that envelops the abdominal organs) as a filter. The elimination of toxins and waste that the kidneys
no longer manage to evacuate is thus carried out directly between the blood and a special liquid (dialysate), through the peritoneum. Peritoneal dialyses are used in cases of renal pathologies
such as a renal deficiency
, a glomerulopathy, a nephropathy, and, in certain cases, even diabetes
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