CAPD often called home dialysis is used when your kidneys can't adequately do its job. It purifies the blood by removing the waste products from your blood.
In the CAPD process, the patient empties a fresh bag of dialysis solution into the abdomen and then after 4 to 6 hours dwells the solution containing waste into the bag. The process does not require the use of any machinery, rather uses gravity to fill and empty the abdomen. The patient can repeat the cycle with a fresh bag of solution using APD cycler.
Uroflowmetry is a simple, non-invasive diagnostic screening procedure used to measure the volume of urine released from the body. It tracks the flow of the urine, quantity of urine flowing out, and how long it takes to empty the bladder. The information is interpreted by a doctor to evaluate the functioning of the lower urinary tract.
The procedure is used to determine
- Benign prostatic hypertrophy
- Cancer of the prostate or bladder tumour
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary blockage
- Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
- Frequent urinary tract infections