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Case report of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: the interpretation of functional and structural peritoneal changes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18182789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case report describing the evolution of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is presented to illustrate some of the functional and structural peritoneal membrane changes characteristic of this complication of peritoneal dialysis. The appropriate monitoring of peritoneal transport rates and ultrafiltration, together with attention to clinical signs and symptoms, are essential to the early diagnosis of peritoneal membrane deterioration. Recent reports suggest that timely interventions such as a peritoneal membrane rest period may effectively halt the progression of these functional and structural changes. While the optimal surgical and pharmacological treatment of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis remains uncertain, the latest literature provides a certain degree of optimism.
Jose A Diaz-Buxo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-01-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood purification     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1421-9735     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Purif.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-09     Completed Date:  2008-02-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402040     Medline TA:  Blood Purif     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Fresenius Medical Care NA, Charlotte, NC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Glomerulonephritis / therapy*
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*,  methods
Peritoneum / pathology
Peritonitis / etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Sclerosis / etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology

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