Journal Article

Icodextrin use in CCPD patients during peritonitis: ultrafiltration and serum disaccharide concentrations.

N Posthuma, P M ter Weel, A J Donker, E M Peers, P L Oe and H A Verbrugh

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Volume 13, issue 9, pages 2341-2344
Published in print January 1998 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online January 1998 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI:
Icodextrin use in CCPD patients during peritonitis: ultrafiltration and serum disaccharide concentrations.

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BACKGROUND AND METHODS: In a randomized study on the biocompatibility of icodextrin (I) versus glucose (G) in CCPD we used icodextrin or glucose for the long daytime dwell. During the night-time dwells glucose was used in all patients. In case of peritonitis icodextrin was continued. In all patients ultrafiltration (UF) was recorded and serum icodextrin metabolites were determined every 3 months and during peritonitis in I-users when available. RESULTS: Thirty-eight patients ( 19 G, 19 I) entered the study and suffered 30 peritonitis episodes (16 G, 14 I). During peritonitis (P), daytime dwell UF decreased significantly in G (P=0.001), but remained stable in I patients compared to non-peritonitis (NP) episodes. Total 24-h UF decreased in G (P=0.001) and in I patients (P=0.04), as the result of a decreased daytime UF and night-time UF, respectively. There was no difference in the used glucose concentrations during the P versus NP episodes. In five I-patients serum disaccharides increased from 0.05+/-0.01 to 1.26+/-0.23mg/ml during follow up. During peritonitis serum disaccharide concentrations did not increase further (1.47+/-0.24 mg/ml, P= 0.56). In I patients total carbohydrate minus glucose rose to 5.72 +/- 1.2 mg/ml during follow up, and to 6.63 +/- 1.04 mg/ml during peritonitis (P=0.7). These concentrations are comparable to CAPD patients despite the longer dwelltime in CCPD (8-10 versus 14-16 h, respectively). Adverse reactions attributable to icodextrin were not encountered. CONCLUSIONS: In contrast to glucose, icodextrin preserved the daytime dwell ultrafiltration during peritonitis. Serum icodextrin metabolites increased during icodextrin use, but remained stable during peritonitis. Adverse effects were not observed.

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Subjects: Nephrology

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