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What is automated peritoneal dialysis (APD)?

Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) usually is done at home at night while you sleep using a special machine called a cycler. This is similar to continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) except that a number of cycles (exchanges) occur. Each cycle usually lasts 1-1/2 hours and exchanges are done throughout the night while you sleep.

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