Lowering the chances of oedema2
APD is better to achieve ultrafiltration targets in particular type of patients (eg. high transporters of the peritoneum membrane)
APD has a lower risk of infections vs CAPD2
APD implementation requires only ONE manoeuvres (connections + disconnections) compared to CAPD (3-5 times per day) which can significantly reduce the incidence of peritonitis.
Lowering your discomfort during daytime3
Intraperitoneal pressure in APD could be 50% lower with the patient in supine position compared with CAPD.
Superior quality of life compared to CAPD3
APD is performed during your sleep at night, you are having more flexible daytime.
Also, over 60% of patients on APD could be employed full-time compared to those on CAPD, so that you could continue to be your family's financial support.
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) allows physicians to improve the tailoring of APD prescriptions4
Physicians are able to identify problems and intervene earlier, which can help avoid your unplanned visits to the hospital/clinic
APD is the ideal PD modality in children and elderly5
In the elderly, APD requires fewer connections, significantly saving time for the caregiver or caregiver could keep their original work in the daytime.
APD allows treatment individualisation according to age, body size, and metabolic needs of the developing child.
Children had a lower incidence of peritonitis with APD compared to CAPD.