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Fluid used in peritoneal dialysis is rich in ?(PNQ)



A Potassium

B HCO3

C Na

D Dextrose

Ans. D Dextrose

Continues ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD/APD)

In this, a permanent catheter is inserted into the peritoneum via a subcutaneous tunnel. Up to 2 liters of dialysate (rich in dextrose) is introduced and exchanged up to 5 times a day. Peritoneal membrane itself acts like filtration membrane.

Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis

1. Peritonitis (usually Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, or coliforms)

2. Catheter blockage

3. Weight gain and poor diabetic control (dialysate fluid has high sugar content)

4. Pleural effusion.

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