Chapter 45. Salt and Water Balance in Peritoneal Dialysis

  1. Donald A. Molony MD2,3 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD4,5
  1. Cheuk-Chun Szeto MD, FRCP and
  2. Philip Kam-Tao Li MD, FRCP, FACP Honorary Professor of Medicine Chief of Nephrology Consultant

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch45

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Szeto, C.-C. and Li, P. K.-T. (2008) Salt and Water Balance in Peritoneal Dialysis, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 3

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 4

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • salt and water balance in peritoneal dialysis;
  • tests of peritoneal transport;
  • assessment and monitoring of salt and water balance;
  • dialysis adequacy and transport test (DATT);
  • accelerated peritoneal examination;
  • Short PET;
  • dialysate leaks;
  • low drain volume and high transport;
  • preservation of peritoneal membrane function


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Influence of salt and water removal

  • Assessment and monitoring of salt and water balance

  • Tests of peritoneal transport

  • Classification, diagnosis, and management of UF failure

  • Measures augmenting salt and water removal in PD patients

  • Acknowledgments

  • References