The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is pleased to announce the release of its newest educational brochure - Understanding Your Peritoneal Dialysis Options. The brochure is part of AAKP's "Options" series, which provides information on dialysis treatments available to kidney disease patients.

Understanding Your Peritoneal Dialysis Options discusses the peritoneal dialysis process from start to finish, including how a dialysis access is placed, how it should be properly cared for, and the benefits and drawbacks of each type of treatment. An overview of each treatment option is provided along with a description of how dialysis is performed.

The brochure also features a Self-Assessment Tool, which includes 10 questions a potential patient should answer and take to their physician to help decide if peritoneal dialysis may fit into their health and lifestyle needs.

AAKP created this brochure to inform and educate current and potential dialysis patients and their loved ones. AAKP would like to thank Baxter Healthcare Corporation for its generous support of the development and distribution of this brochure.

AAKP is the voluntary, patient organization, which for more than 35 years, has been dedicated to improving the lives of fellow kidney patients and their families by helping them deal with the physical, emotional and social impact of kidney disease. The programs offered by AAKP inform and inspire patients and their families to better understand their condition, adjust more readily to their circumstances and assume more normal, productive lives in their communities. aakp

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