DIMITRIOS G. OREOPOULOS, M.D., PH.D.; GEORGE A. DEVEBER, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
To the editor: In January 1972, at a meeting similar to that described in the editorial note in the January 1973 issue (pp. 144-146), Canadian nephrologists agreed on a change in the composition of peritoneal dialysate. The agreed composition was the same as that reported, except for dialysate calcium, which was decreased to 3.0 meq/litre.
During the past 3 months we have had the opportunity to use the new dialysate in our chronic peritoneal dialysis programme. Twelve patients who had been dialyzed 22 hours twice weekly, for an average of 12 months, were changed to the new dialysate. To our
OREOPOULOS DG, DEVEBER GA. New Peritoneal Dialysate and Blood Chemical Changes. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-781
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):781.
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