Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 2):S30-2
Correction of metabolic acidosis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients with borderline dialysis adequacy: effect on nutritional status, systemic inflammatory response, and patient morbidity
CC Szeto
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
1. In peritoneal dialysis patients with mild acidosis and Kt/V below 2.1, oral sodium bicarbonate is probably effective in improving nutritional status and reducing the duration of hospitalisation.
2. Oral bicarbonate solution confers clinical benefit in marginally dialysed peritoneal dialysis patients; such patients account for about one fourth of our peritoneal dialysis population.