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Modeling of Peritoneal Dialysis

by Dajana Antonic


Submitted : Spring 2012

The goal of this project was to devise a treatment schedule of peritoneal dialysis for an individual whose kidneys need help disposing of waste from the body. We first determine the parameter of urea being removed from a properly functioning kidney. Then we evaluated the value of an individual whose kidneys only function 2/3 at the rate of a normal kidney. After reference equations were used to relate CB with change in time. The four equations were entered into excel and different volumes were tested till the initial CB and final CB were both equal to .8mg/mL.

Our results showed us that with in a 24 hour period treatments that were 3, 4, and 6, times a day fit in with the parameter of having a max volume of 2000mL of dialysis per dosage. To only have treatments once or twice a day would exceed the volume that that abdomen can take in; therefore it would not be plausible. The best treatment for this patient is 3 dosages within a 24 hour period because it is the most convenient.



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Advisors :
Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell