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Table 2 Effect of prescription of icodextrin for 1 month on ultrafiltration, fluid retention indices and selected biochemical parameters in 17 PD patients with refractory fluid overload. * p < 0.05 versus baseline

From: Icodextrin as salvage therapy in peritoneal dialysis patients with refractory fluid overload

Parameter Baseline 1 month Post-Icodextrin
Net daily ultrafiltration (ml) 855 ± 210 1454 ± 215*
Mean arterial pressure (mmHg) 106 ± 4 96 ± 4*
Weight (kg) 80.8 ± 4.3 79.6 ± 4.2
Haemoglobin (g/L) 107 ± 3 104 ± 4
Serum albumin (g/L) 33.6 ± 1.0 32.1 ± 0.9
Serum sodium (mmol/L) 137 ± 1 136 ± 1
Serum chloride (mmol/L) 94 ± 1 93 ± 1
Serum osmolalitv (mOsm/kg) 290 ± 3 288 ± 3
Serum urea (mmol/L) 16.1 ± 1.6 16.7 ± 2.2
Serum creatinine (mmol/L) 0.80 ± 0.07 0.71 ± 0.06
Serum glucose (mmol/L) 9.8 ± 1.6 7.8 ± 1.2