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Peritoneal dialysis has many advantages over haemodialysis in the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) in low-resource settings. One limitation, however, is the availability of commercial dialysis fluid. Following the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis AKI guidelines, a frontline hospital in Cameroon now shows that locally prepared fluids are safe and effective.

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S.J.D. is currently president of EuroPD and previous president of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, organizations supporting Saving Young Lives.

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