Glucose degradation products increase apoptosis of human mesothelial cells.

BACKGROUND The heat sterilization of glucose solutions for peritoneal dialysis (PDS) induces the formation of glucose degradation products (GDPs), a phenomenon amplified by lactate and neutral pH. In the new three-compartment bag (3CB) PDS, a glucose solution at pH 3 is kept apart from the buffer until use, and the final solution delivers glucose… CONTINUE READING