Journal Watch - EPS
Pathophysiology of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS)
EPS is a rare but often fatal complication of PD. Biopsy findings from Japan suggest that EPS is not sclerosis, but formation of a neo-membrane in response to a peritoneal injury.
Read the abstract » | (added 2023-06-14)
Meta-analysis of Risk Factors for Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis
In data from 10 studies of 12,595 people, risk factors for EPS included younger age for starting PD, higher transport rates, longer PD duration, longer peritonitis duration, and history of glomerulonephritis.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-04-18)
A New, Early Marker for Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis?
Can a drop in dialysate sodium sieving during a PET forecast EPS in advance? A 20-year, controlled longitudinal cohort study found a correlation. Of 161 incident PD patients, 13 went on to develop EPS—and sodium was the best predictor.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-02-15)