Host defenses in APD.

  title={Host defenses in APD.},
  author={Reinhard R Brunkhorst},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={15 6},
The incidence of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) has further decreased after the introduction of automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) into clinical routine. Technical advances such as a reduction in the number of connections, more motivated patients, and improved host defense mechanisms in APD have been described. We found that the long daytime… CONTINUE READING