Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) Incidence and Outcomes

A new Scottish registry study found that 2.8% of PD patients between 2000 and 2007 (n=1,238) developed EPS. The rate rose from 1.1% by year 1 to 3.4% at year 3, 8.8% at year 4, 9.4% at year 5, and 22.2% by year 7. The authors note that “continuing PD beyond 3 years results in an exponential rise in the risk of developing EPS and deciding whether this risk is acceptable should be made on an individual patient basis.”

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