CAPD with Bicarbonate Solution

  • M. Feriani
  • G. La Greca
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 260)


One of the major results achieved with CAPD is the good correction of metabolic acidosis and the maintenance of a satisfactory acid-base status. This fact is confirmed by an average plasma bicarbonate concentration in patients on CAPD ranging between 22 and 25 mMol/l. This result appears to be stable over time and acid-base fluctuations, typical of intermittent treatments, are not observed. The steadiness of acid-base status depends on the continuous infusion of buffers in absence of significant losses into dialysate of bicarbonate and permits a good stability of blood gases and ventilation.


Peritoneal Dialysis Metabolic Acidosis Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Bicarbonate Concentration Calcium Bicarbonate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Feriani
    • 1
  • G. La Greca
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of NephrologySt. Bortolo HospitalVicenzaItaly

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