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Liberty Dialysis Celebrates Milestone 1,000th Patient in Peritoneal Dialysis Program
Date:5/16/2012

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Dialysis (www.libertydialysis.com), owner and operator of more than 260 dialysis clinics nationwide, is celebrating its 1,000th patient to participate in its Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) program. Liberty Dialysis is known for its strong commitment to home therapies for End Stage kidney disease patients, making this a particularly special milestone for the company. The 1,000th PD patient was trained in just two weeks, by nephrology specialists at the Liberty affiliate INS Statesville clinic to perform PD treatment independently.   

What is PD?
Peritoneal dialysis allows End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients to treat themselves at home, work and even while traveling. Like hemodialysis, PD is a way to remove waste products from the blood when the kidneys can no longer perform this function. During PD, a catheter attached to the patient's abdominal lining (peritoneum) delivers fluid (dialysate) to the blood vessels. This fluid flows into and out of the peritoneal space, performing the kidney's function.

PD vs. Hemodialysis
The majority of patients with severe chronic kidney disease are treated with hemodialysis, which typically takes place in a hospital or clinic under the supervision of specialized staff, such as nephrology nurses and technicians. In some cases treatment can be performed at home by a patient or caregiver. While PD treatment is not an option for everyone, many patients are candidates for this type of treatment. More ESRD patients are
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