Journal Watch - Pet
Some PD PETs Are Better Than Others
There are three ways to do a peritoneal equilibrium test (PET) to measure how well someone’s peritoneum is able to transport water and wastes. Compared to a traditional PET, a modified PET had good agreement in 21 patients—but the so-called mini-PET did not.
Read the abstract » | (added 08/14/2019)
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 02/15/2018)