PMID: 44914Jan 1, 1979

RDT with acetate-free bicarbonate buffered dialysis fluid: long-term effects on lipid pattern, acid-base balance and oxygen delivery

Proceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association
G GiorcelliG Vacha

Abstract

Thirteen uraemic patients with hypertriglyceridaemia were treated for 9 months with acetate-free, bicarbonate containing dialysis fluid. With this treatment more physiological correction of acid-base balance and better tissue oxygenation were obtained. This fact can explain the better tolerance to treatment we have seen. In 9 of these patients triglyceride levels fell significantly on bicarbonate treatment; they shifted back to higher values after return to acetate dialysis. No changes were found in the other 4 patients.

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Acetic Acids
Carbonic Acid Ions
Ampholytes
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Diphosphoglyceric Acids
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Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Lipids
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Oxygen Consumption

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