Phenotype and genotype: perspectives for peritoneal dialysis patients.

  title={Phenotype and genotype: perspectives for peritoneal dialysis patients.},
  author={Eric Goffin and Olivier Devuyst},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={21 11},
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is currentlyusedon 15%of the worldwide dialysis population. Recent improvements in connectology and antibiotics management have led to a dramatic reduction in the rate and consequences of peritonitis in PD patients. Deterioration of membrane permeability, with modifications in the transport of small solutes across the peritoneal membrane (PM) and loss of ultrafiltration (UF), is the most frequent abnormality in long-term PD patients, and the main reason for technical… CONTINUE READING


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