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Table 1 Advantages and disadvantages of CDDS compared single-patients system

From: The central dialysis fluid delivery system (CDDS): is it specialty in Japan?

Advantages  
• Cost effective  
• Maintenance is simple and easy, if the system is placed completely  
• Labor saving of medical staff  
• Possibility of automated operation system  
Disadvantages  
• Dialysate composition; no permission to individual  
• Machine dysfunction affects all patients  
• Microbial: risk of long dialysis piping for contaminations