Metaanalysis: PD fluid with fewer GDPs improves outcomes

Glucose degradation products (GDPs) are known to damage the delicate peritoneum. PD fluids with neutral pH and low levels of GDPs were reviewed in a new study of 11 randomized controlled trials (n=643). While most of the studies were of poor quality, low-GDP PD fluid was better at preserving residual kidney function and urine volume for a year than standard PD fluid.

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