Journal Watch - Grafts And Catheters (Including Pd)
The Impact of AGEs on the Gut Microbiome in PD
The Impact of AGEs on the Gut Microbiome in PD Advanced glycation endpoints (AGEs) cause inflammation and are linked with heart disease. A new PLoS One paper reports on a pilot trial of 20 PD patients who routinely ate a high-AGE diet. Ten were randomized to eat as usual, while 10 had their meals AGE-restricted for a month. Gut bacteria analysis found major shifts in the experimental group that could have clinical importance.
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Obesity and PD Catheter Function
It is a common belief that obesity is a contraindication to PD—but a new study of 231 patients who were demographically similar except for weight found otherwise. Compared to normal weight patients, those who were overweight or obese had no signficant differences in catheter dysfunction or complications—regardless of the placement technique used.
Read the abstract » | (added 10/12/2017)