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ISPD Peritonitis Recommendations: 2016 Update on Prevention and Treatment
TLDR
Recommendations under the auspices of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) were first published in 1983 and revised in 1993, 1996, 2000, 2005, and 2010 are revised.
Prevalence of depression in chronic kidney disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies to summarize the point prevalence of depressive symptoms in adults with CKD suggested that self-report scales may overestimate the presence of depression, particularly in the dialysis setting.
A randomized, controlled trial of early versus late initiation of dialysis.
BACKGROUND In clinical practice, there is considerable variation in the timing of the initiation of maintenance dialysis for patients with stage V chronic kidney disease, with a worldwide trend
Oxidative stress, anti‐oxidant therapies and chronic kidney disease
TLDR
There has been little effort to measure patient oxidative stress levels before the use of any anti‐oxidants therapies to optimize outcome, and the majority of studies investigating anti-oxidant treatments in CKD patients show a reduction in oxidative stress and many show improved renal function.
Microbiology and Outcomes of Peritonitis in Australian Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
TLDR
The peritonitis rate in Australia between 2003 and 2008 was higher than that reported in many other countries, with a particularly higher rate of gram-positive and gram-negativePeritonitis.
Molecular cell biology of androgen receptor signalling.
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: incidence, predictors, and outcomes.
TLDR
It is shown that encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is a rare condition, predicted by younger age and the duration of peritoneAL dialysis, and the risk of death is relatively low and not appreciably different from that of competing risks for mortality in matched dialysis control patients.
Relationship between dialysis modality and mortality.
TLDR
Treatment with PD may be advantageous initially but may be associated with higher mortality after 12 mo, and the effect of dialysis modality on survival for an individual depends on time, age, and presence of comorbidities.
Predictors of Decline of Residual Renal Function in New Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
TLDR
The results of this study suggest that high baseline RRF and high D/P creat ratio are risk factors for rapid loss of RRF.
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