Experts recommend that biocompatible multi-chambered PD fluids which are low in glucose degradation products (GDP) should become the standard of care for children on PD2. Children dialyzed with biocom¬patible PD fluid show significant catch-up growth when compared to children on conventional solutions3.
The concentration of glucose degradation products (GDPs) differs considerably. balance and bicaVera show lowest levels of GDPs compared to other biocompatible PD fluids7.
Especially in children on dialysis it is not always easy to differentiate between a gain in weight because of growth or because of fluid overload.
This is where the BCM-Body Composition Monitor helps you to assess the individual hydration and nutritional status of your patient. The device is based on bioimpedance spectroscopy and gives you a clear picture over time of the child’s fluid status and how the lean and fat tissue mass have developed.
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