Even one bout of peritonitis can permanently change the membrane

An analysis of 541 people on PD compared the membranes of those who did and did not have a bout of peritonitis. In those who did, small solute transport was faster, they absorbed more glucose from the PD fluid, and the ultrafiltration rate was lower than in people who did not have peritonitis.

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