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Impact of Uremia, Diabetes, and Peritoneal Dialysis Itself on the Pathogenesis of Peritoneal Sclerosis: A Quantitative Study of Peritoneal Membrane Morphology

By Kazuho Honda, Chieko Hamada, Masaaki Nakayama, Masanobu Miyazaki, Ali M. Sherif, Takashi Harada and Hiroshi Hirano


Background and objectives: Peritoneal interstitial fibrosis and hyalinizing vasculopathy were induced by peritoneal dialysis and other associated conditions (e.g., uremia). A quantitative method for peritoneal biopsy evaluation is required to investigate possible causative factors and severity of the peritoneal dialysis–related peritoneal alterations

Topics: Dialysis
Publisher: American Society of Nephrology
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