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Factors of Lew and Piraino for Monitoring a Patient on Peritoneal Dialysis

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Lew and Piraino identified several factors that should be monitored in a patient undergoing peritoneal dialysis, including quality of life and psychological status. These can help to identify a patient who may be at increased risk for clinical deterioration. The authors are from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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