What is the optimal dwell time for maximizing ultrafiltration with icodextrin exchange in automated peritoneal dialysis patients?

Jeloka T. K. , Ersoy F. F. , Yavuz M., Sahu K. M. , Camsari T., Utas C., ...More

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL, vol.26, no.3, pp.336-340, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-340


Background: Icodextrin is increasingly being used in automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) for the tong dwell exchange to maintain adequate ultrafiltration (UF). However, the UF reported in the literature varies with different dwelt times: from 200 to 500 mL with 12 - 15 hour dwells. In order to maximize UF, it is important to know the relationship between dwell time and UF when using icodextrin in APD patients. With this knowledge, decisions can be made with respect to dwelt period, and adjustments to the dialysis prescription can be made accordingly.