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, cilt.44, ss.963-969, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11255-012-0147-7
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.963-969

Özet

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.