I have a patient needing omnipaque (radiographic contrast medium) 100ml to be injected into 2L dialysate fluid for CT scan to define a communication between the pleural space and peritoneum. Does anyone have a policy or info regarding this. Thank you in advance

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Sally W, Nurse from Australia asked
I have a patient needing omnipaque (radiographic contrast medium) 100ml to be injected into 2L dialysate fluid for CT scan to define a communication between the pleural space and peritoneum. Does anyone have a policy or info regarding this. Thank you in advance

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Sorry if you are asking for a policy for this procedure then I do not have one but I would suspect it is as per any instillation of additive to a PD bag and then administration of PD as per usual. Sometimes you need to wait quite a while to detect movement of the PD fluid (with contrast in it) from the peritoneal to pleural cavity – it is often quite slow.

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Neil Boudville - Australia April 17, 2019

Sorry if you are asking for a policy for this procedure then I do not have one but I would suspect it is as per any instillation of additive to a PD bag and then administration of PD as per usual. Sometimes you need to wait quite a while to detect movement of the PD fluid (with contrast in it) from the peritoneal to pleural cavity – it is often quite slow.

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