Is normal saline harmful to the peritoneum?


BACKGROUND Normal saline (0.9% NaCl) is used during various abdominal surgical interventions and during peritoneal dialysis to rinse the peritoneal cavity. Although no clear clinical evidence exists for the bioincompatibility of normal saline, various experimental studies have suggested that 0.9% NaCl solution can initiate fibrosis of peritoneum. MATERIAL… (More)


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@article{Breborowicz2005IsNS, title={Is normal saline harmful to the peritoneum?}, author={Andrzej K. Breborowicz and Dimitrios George Oreopoulos}, journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis}, year={2005}, volume={25 Suppl 4}, pages={S67-70} }