Bas A J Driesprong

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BACKGROUND Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a treatment modality for patients with renal failure. Both the uraemic state of these patients and chronic exposure to PD fluid are associated with the development of functional and structural alterations of the peritoneal membrane. In a well-established chronic PD rat model, we compared rats with normal renal function(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent infections in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients may alter the abdominal wall resulting in an impairment of its dialysis capacity. In this study we investigated both in vitro and in vivo the effects of mesothelial exposure to dialysis fluids on the migration of neutrophils and their capacity to clear a bacterial infection. METHODS(More)
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