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Why is glycine used in TURP?
Last Updated: 2nd April, 2020
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Correspondingly, why is glycine used in urology?
1.5% Glycine Irrigation, USP is useful as an irrigating solution for the urinary bladder because this solution is nonhemolytic, nonelectrolytic or very weakly ionized, and provides a high degree of visibility for urologic procedures requiring endoscopy.
Secondly, what causes TURP syndrome? Absorption of the irrigation fluid (2000 ml or more) may lead to TURP syndrome which causes headaches, anxiety, confusion, dyspnoea, arrhythmia, hypotension and seizures and can be fatal if not treated. The symptoms of TURP are generally caused by an excessive fluid load in circulation.
Just so, why normal saline is not used in TURP?
Electrolyte solutions such as normal saline or Ringer Lactate do least harm when absorbed into the circulation. However they cause dispersion of high frequency current from the resectoscope and hence abandoned. A variety of other irrigating fluids have been in use, each having its own merits and demerits.
Is glycine hypotonic?
Glycine Description The solution is nonelectrolytic, hypotonic and has an osmolarity of 200 mOsmol/liter (calc.); pH 6.0 (4.5 to 6.5).