Figure 43

Solute removal. Solute concentration gradients are at maximum at the beginning of dialysis and diminish gradually as dialysis progresses. As the gradients diminish, the solute removal rates decrease. Solute removal can be enhanced by increasing the dialysate flow rate by either increasing the intraperitoneal dialysate volume per exchange or increasing the frequency of exchange. By convection or enhanced diffusion, solutes are able to accompany the bulk flow of water. (From Nolph and coworkers [10]; with permission.)

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