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A longitudinal change of peritoneal equilibration test results in peritoneal dialysis patients aged 60 years and above: a 4-year observation study in comparison with a younger group.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20584511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The number of elderly people with end-stage renal disease has grown in developed countries and medical teams now face the choice of dialysis therapy in elderly patients. In the present study, we retrospectively analyzed two peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, of different ages, who were treated at the same unit by the same PD team of doctors and nurses. Our purpose was to study peritoneal membrane changes in elderly and younger PD patients.
METHODS: 108 patients above 60 years of age or younger at the start of dialysis, were separated into two cohorts. Diabetic patients were excluded. Peritoneal equilibration test (PET) results taken over 4 continuous years were compared between the two groups.
RESULTS: No significant differences were seen between the two groups in peritoneal transport (D/P Cr, D/D0 glucose) during the 4-year observation. Total Kt/V and renal creatinine clearance (Ccr) values in the 4-year period were not significantly different between the two groups. Renal Ccr values showed a longitudinal decline in the two groups but the values of total Kt/V revealed a consistency over the 4-year period.
CONCLUSION: Elderly PD patients demonstrated a similar peritoneal permeability to younger PD patients based on a 4-year PET.
Authors:
Miao-Chen Chen; Jin-Bor Chen; Shang-Chih Liao; Kuo-Tai Hsu; King-Kwan Lam; Feng-Rong Chuang; Yu-Shu Chien; Chien-Te Lee; Chih-Shiung Lee; Ben-Chung Cheng
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chang Gung medical journal     Volume:  33     ISSN:  2309-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  Chang Gung Med J     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  2013-10-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088034     Medline TA:  Chang Gung Med J     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Nephrology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Dialysis*

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