Questions About PD
We thank you for your interesting question. As you are aware, the standardized Peritoneal Equilibration Test (PET) is based on the work by Twardowski in which the fill volume was 2 liters (1).
Our one suggestion to you is to try to obtain access to a computer program such as PD Adequest, which will allow you to enter different fill volumes. In your situation, you can enter your patient’s 1 liter fill volume. Note that the ensuing PET result will be based on predictive modeling and called a “Simulated PET” (as compared to an “Actual PET”).
1. Twardowski ZI, Nolph KD, Khanna R: Peritoneal equilibrium test. Peril Dial Bull 7: 138-147, 1987.