04560472 is referenced by 83 patents and cites 15 patents.

An automatic cycler for performing Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD) and Intermittent Peritoneal Dialysis (IPD) is provided. The apparatus of the present invention is a safe and convenient cycler apparatus for performing peritoneal dialysis in either home or clinical environment. The apparatus provides a stable base by storing dialysate at a relatively low position. Tubing administration set length is reduced to a minimum by the use of individual, separated valves and by the elimination of redundant, duplicate tube sections. Administration set complexity is reduced by the use of a conventional design dialysate container for heating and weighing of an infusing dialysate dosage. The apparatus allows for gravity feed to a patient with an optional capability of adjusting the pressure head for the gravity feed.

Title
Peritoneal dialysis apparatus
Application Number
6/448450
Publication Number
4560472
Application Date
December 10, 1982
Publication Date
December 24, 1985
Inventor
Francis D Buckley
Barrington
IL, US
James R Hitchcock Jr
Barrington
IL, US
Stanley J Pernic
Round Lake
IL, US
Ralph L Davis
Burlington
WI, US
Arthur L Lueders
Mundelein
IL, US
Daniel B Granzow
Ingleside
IL, US
Agent
Thomas A Kmiotek
Daniel D Ryan
Paul C Flattery
Assignee
Baxter Travenol Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
B01D 31/00
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