Journal Watch - Overhydration
PD Fluid Overload Linked with Peritonitis from Gut Pathogens
PD patients with extra fluid in their bodies are at a significantly higher risk for peritonitis due to gut bacteria, finds a study of 138 patients. Patients in the highest third for intra-and extracellular water were at the highest risk.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-05-15)
Gender and Malnutrition in PD
Do hypoalbumineumia, overhydration, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk affect men and women on PD differently? A small study (N=26 men and 28 women) with comparable BMI found more fluid overload, inflammation, and heart risk in women with low serum albumin than in men. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-09-10)