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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: Rapid Transporter   

I had been on hemo dialysis for 3 years but all of my sites have failed so I'm into my 2nd year of home peritoneal dialysis 4 times a day but my catheter has had to be replaced once and moved and now I'm told I'm a rapid transporter. What does this mean? Any answers I would greatly appreciate, my nephrologist was gone so I suffered with a new partner who knew nothing about me. Thank you. Paula

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject:   

This means your peritoneal membrane moves solutes and fluids rapidly - you don't need long dwells for ultrafiltration or clearances. You are a good cylcer candidate - versus a slow transporter - those patients do better with longer dwells and usually do better on CAPD. Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:38 pm    Post subject:   

Question - did your home training nurse do a PET - Peritoneal Equilibrium Test - to get this information? I usually do a PET 4 - 6 weeks after a patient has been on PD to establish transport characteristics. If not, a PET is the best way to determine membrane transport characteristics. It consists of a 4 hour dwell with a 2L 2.5% dextrose solution - dialysate samples are taken from your abdomen @ 0, 2 and 4 hour intervals with a blood test - BUN - at 2 hours into the test, simultaneously done with the 2 hour sample retreival. Also, a 24 hour urine sample is collected and a specimen sent with the blood and dialysate.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Rapid Transporter   

Thank You for your answers. Yes the tests were done by my PD Nurse but she never told me, it was my Nephrologist who told me I'm a Rapid Transporter. Because of other health problems I continue to do PD instead instead of the Cycler. Again, Thank You for your help Cheesy Paula
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