Use of peritoneal ultrafiltration in the elderly refractory congestive heart failure patients

Ruhi C., KOÇAK H., Yavuz A., SÜLEYMANLAR G., Ersoy F. F.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.44, no.3, pp.963-969, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-012-0147-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.963-969
  • Keywords: Peritoneal dialysis, Peritoneal ultrafiltration, Icodextrin, Refractory congestive heart failure, DIALYSIS, MANAGEMENT, EFFICACY
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Refractory congestive heart failure (RCHF), due to its high mortality and hospitalization rates, is a growing health problem. In this study, as an alternative and/or supportive treatment to conventional medical therapies, we have evaluated the clinical value of peritoneal ultrafiltration, performed as a single daily exchange with icodextrin or conventional dextrose-based peritoneal dialysis solutions, in elderly patients with RCHF.