My PD nurse favours 2.5% diaysate more than 1.5% dialysate. i discovered that when I spoke to several of my pt on same day of PD clinic day. Few of them said that's what they have been told to.These pt are euvoluemic and has great Residual renal volume(RRV), I hate them to be using higher dextrose solution if they don't need to.Now they say when they use 1.5% their machine keeps beeping at night saying low drain vol,and hence they started using 2.5% all the time.This is baxter machines,can we program these machine to quit beeping with low drain volume?? In my opinion I am not worried about their total UF as they have great RRV. Pl. advice
RESOLVEDanju mendiratta answered April 18, 2009
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 My PD nurse favours 2.5% diaysate more than 1.5% dialysate. i discovered that when I spoke to several of my pt on same day of PD clinic day. Few of them said that’s what they have been told to.These pt are euvoluemic and has great Residual renal volume(RRV), I hate them to be using higher dextrose solution if they don’t need to.Now they say when they use 1.5% their machine keeps beeping at night saying low drain vol,and hence they started using 2.5% all the time.This is baxter machines,can we program these machine to quit beeping with low drain volume?? In my opinion I am not worried about their total UF as they have great RRV. Pl. advice
RESOLVEDanju mendiratta asked April 18, 2009
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 We have a 55yr patient on APD for almost a year and is now developing peripheral and central calcification, is there anything to be done as at the moment patient is admitted to the ward and it is quite difficult to find a suitable vein for fistula and blood transfusion and also for Calcium Thiossulphate infusion. She has anaemia HB 5.8g/dl. Our doctors have decided it is better to let patient stay at home as there seems nothing can be done to reverse her condition.
OPENAiman asked March 3, 2009
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