Journal Watch - Peritoneum
Will Zinc Supplements One Day Help Prevent Peritoneal Sclerosis?
Ironically, PD saves lives, but high-glucose PD fluid damages the peritoneum, leading to fibrosis that can make PD impossible. By activating a complex metabolic pathway, a study in rats found that supplementing with zinc helped prevent fibrosis.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-06-13)
Biocompatible PD Solutions Maintain Membranes Longer
Independently of inflammation, biocompatible PD solutions helped 71 patients keep a steady level of solute transport over 7.5 years, compared to 295 patients who used standard solutions. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-09-10)
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