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The Latest in Peritoneal Dialysis

Edited by Abelardo Aguilera Peralta

Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

This book summarizes the advances and new concepts introduced in the last years on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and its complications. PD therapy is a renal replacement peritoneal membrane using a semi-permeable barrier to liquids and solutes. The abdominal cavity with all its components, mesothelial cells, fat tissue, immune system components and others are activated by the PD fluids that although every time are more biocompatible, induce production of molecules with the local and systemic effects. Locally there is a thickening of the peritoneal membrane leading to the failure of this and where the transdifferentiation of mesothelial cells plays a key role. Systemically activating abdominal cavity appears to be involved in atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, renal bone disease pathway and others.

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The Latest in Peritoneal DialysisEdited by Abelardo Aguilera Peralta

Published: June 19th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45910

ISBN: 978-953-51-1164-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7165-2

Copyright year: 2013

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11921 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement and Management

By Zhen Su


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2. The Mesothelial to Mesenchymal Transition a Pathogenic and Therapeutic Key for Peritoneal Membrane Failure

By Abelardo Aguilera, Jesús Loureiro, Guadalupe Gónzalez-Mateo, Rafael Selgas and Manuel López-Cabrera


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3. Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis

By Joerg Latus, Christoph Ulmer, Martin Kimmel, M. Dominik Alscher and Niko Braun


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4. Inflammation in Peritoneal Dialysis

By Joseph C.K. Leung, Loretta Y. Y. Chan, Kar Neng Lai and Sydney C.W. Tang


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5. The Association with Cardiovascular Events and Residual Renal Function in Peritoneal Dialysis

By Betül Kalender and Necmi Eren


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