SG PD Centre
Comprehensive solutions & services for Singaporean kidney dialysis patients with a focus on peritoneal dialysis
Supporting Excellence in Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)
With a strong team of medical and industry professionals we are able to provide comprehensive solutions to companies and services to patients. From supporting clinical studies, new product registrations, real-world data collection, publications through to pre-PD home assessments, training and home visits.
SGPD works collaboratively with various for-profit as well as not-for-profit organisations. We employ Singapore registered doctors and nurses that are supported by board certified specialists in Renal Medicine ensuring optimised care, competencies and Quality Assurance.
As a dedicated community partner in the “Healthier SG” initiative by MOH, we strive to find, and support, viable home-based dialysis solutions for our kidney failure patients.
Strategic partnerships with medical clinics allows us to be actively involved in preventive medicine with early diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) via our GPs and complementary healthcare professionals.
We encourage a comprehensive “care plan” for our patients including seamless transitioning to Conservative Kidney Care and Palliative Medicine.
What is Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)?
PD is a way to remove waste products from blood when the kidneys can't adequately do the job any longer. This procedure filters the blood in a different way than does the more common blood-filtering procedure called haemodialysis.
During PD, a cleansing fluid flows through a tube (catheter) into part of your abdomen. The lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) acts as a filter and removes waste products from the blood. After a set period of time, the fluid with the filtered waste products flows out of the abdomen and is discarded.
These treatments can be done at home, at work or while traveling and we are specialised in educating and supporting patients throughout this process.
Image source: Mayo clinic.
Benefits of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)
Greater lifestyle flexibility and independence
These can be especially important if you work or travel.
A less restricted diet
Peritoneal dialysis is done more continuously than haemodialysis, resulting in less accumulation of potassium, sodium and fluid. This allows you to have a more flexible diet than you could have on haemodialysis.
Longer lasting residual kidney function
People who use peritoneal dialysis might retain kidney function slightly longer than people who use haemodialysis.