Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis: Prevention and Treatment

  title={Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis: Prevention and Treatment},
  author={Hideki Kawanishi and Misaki Moriishi},
  journal={Peritoneal Dialysis International},
  pages={289 - 292}
Since the first peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) were reported in 1980, EPS has been considered primarily a fatal complication. The incidence of EPS in PD patients has been reported to be 2.5%, with a negative effect of increasing PD duration (which also augments mortality). Because EPS occurs after withdrawal from PD in more than half of all cases, strict monitoring is necessary when a long-term PD patient is withdrawn from PD. Maintaining… 

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