Table 1.

Comparison of different PD solutions

SolutionBufferpHAdvantagesDisadvantagesChambers
BalanceLactate7.0• Near physiologic pHLocal and systemic glucose exposureDouble
• Lower GDP
Gambrosol TrioLactate6.3• Lower GDP• Not neutralThree
• Flexibility of solutions with different tonicity• Local and systemic glucose exposure
PhysionealLactate/bicarbonate7.4• Physiologic pHLocal and systemic glucose exposureDouble
• Reduced infusion pain
BicaveraBicarbonate7.4• Physiologic pHLocal and systemic glucose exposureDouble
• Lower GDP levels
• Lactate free
• Correction of acidosis
NutrinealLactate6.7• Improves nutrition• Low pHSingle
• No GDP• Use restricted to one bag to avoid rise in urea levels