Magda Galach

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BACKGROUND Fluid and sodium removal is often inadequate in peritoneal dialysis patients with high peritoneal solute transport rate, especially when residual renal function is declining. METHOD We studied the effects of using simultaneous crystalloid (glucose) and colloid (icodextrin) osmotic agents on the peritoneal transport of fluid, sodium, and other(More)
BACKGROUND Controlling extracellular volume and plasma sodium concentration are two crucial objectives of dialysis therapy, as inadequate sodium and fluid removal by dialysis may result in extracellular volume overload, hypertension, and increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in end-stage renal disease patients. A new concept to enhance sodium and(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of peritoneal dialysis with glucose-based solution on plasma glucose and insulin responses in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), describe the glucose-insulin system using a mathematical model, and identify abnormalities in this system. Six-hour dwell studies--using glucose 3.86%(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of many peritoneal tests proposed, there is still a need for a simple and reliable new approach for deriving detailed information about peritoneal membrane characteristics, especially those related to fluid transport. METHODS The sequential peritoneal equilibration test (sPET) that includes PET (glucose 2.27%, 4 h) followed by miniPET(More)
Removal of fluid excess from the plasma volume by ultrafiltration during hemodialysis (HD) is balanced by plasma refilling from the interstitium, driven mainly by the increase in plasma oncotic pressure. We calculated the plasma refilling coefficient (Kr, a parameter expressing the ratio of refilling rate to the increase in oncotic pressure) for nine(More)
Peritoneal dialysis utilizes a complex mass exchange device created by natural permselective membranes of the visceral and abdominal muscle tissues. In mathematical modeling of solute transport during peritoneal dialysis, each solute is typically considered as a neutral, independent particle. However, such mathematical models cannot predict transport(More)
 The results of predictions of three mathematical models used to describe the impact of convective flow on dialyzer clearance are presented. These models are based on the ordinary differential equations, which describe changes of solute concentration and solute and fluid flows along the module length. One of the models takes into consideration the existence(More)
The distribution and elimination of a bolus of glucose injected during hemodialysis (HD) was examined using a distributed double-pool regional blood flow model. Intracorporeal glucose disposal was assumed as insulin-independent (λ) in the central high-flow compartment comprising blood, brain, and internal organs, including pancreatic insulin secretion (a,(More)
During peritoneal dialysis solutes and water are transported across the peritoneum, a thin “membrane” lining the abdominal and pelvic cavities. Dialysis fluid containing an “osmotic agent”, usually glucose, is infused into the peritoneal space, and solutes and water pass from the blood into the dialysate (and vice versa). The complex physiological(More)
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