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In this article Professor Brewer suggests that guidance workers need some terminological facilities—or perhaps terminal facilities in the vagarious use of words—in order to avoid bringing confusion out of chaos in their professional discussions. It goes well in this issue of the magazine (the Convention number) because “the language difficulty” was apparent on several occasions at Cleveland!
Peritoneal dialysis regimens, flow techniques, and prescriptions are presented as drawings depicting intraperitoneal fluid volumes versus time. The following terms are illustrated: (1) continuous, intermittent, and tidal flow techniques; (2) standard intermittent and continuous regimens; (3) alternate prescriptions of continuous ambulatory and continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis; and (4) intermittent and tidal nightly peritoneal dialysis.