The two types of dialysis currently in common use are hemodialysis and peritoneal
dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis includes intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD), continuous
cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD), and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
NOTE: Hemodialysis is generally required 1 to 3 times per week. IPD is usually required
from 10 to 30 hours a week. CCPD and CAPD are generally required daily.
Some individuals with ESRD can get along with dialysis less frequently than is shown
Temporary remission may reduce the frequency of dialysis for several weeks or more.
Age, or the presence of a secondary medical problem may make it inadvisable to give
dialysis at the regular frequencies shown above.