Role of the liver in small-solute transport during peritoneal dialysis.


Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is dependent on the transport of water and solutes from the blood capillaries within the tissues that surround the peritoneal cavity. Because of their large blood supply and surface area, the viscera have been considered the most important tissues for PD transport. In animals, however, removal of the gastrointestinal tract decreases… (More)