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Systems and methods for peritoneal dialysis establish flow communication between a patient's peritoneal cavity and a drain through a pump chamber having generally vertically spaced upper and lower regions andt a diaphragm. The systems and methods operate the pump chamber, with the upper and lower regions oriented generally vertically, by applying fluid pressure to the diaphragm. The systems and methods direct liquid to the patient's peritoneal cavity only from the lower region of the pump chamber. In this way, the improved systems and methods collect air in the upper region of the vertically oriented pump chamber, while isolating the patient's peritoneal cavity from air in the pump chamber.

Title
Peritoneal dialysis systems and methods employing a liquid distribution and pump cassette with self-contained air isolation and removal
Application Number
27484
Publication Number
5628908
Application Date
March 9, 1995
Publication Date
May 13, 1997
Inventor
Douglas E Vincent
Manchester
NH, US
Richard Lanigan
Concord
NH, US
Dean Kamen
Bedford
NH, US
Agent
Richard P Beem
Charles R Mattenson
Thomas S Borecki
Assignee
Deka Products Partnership
NH, US
IPC
A61M 1/28
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