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Volume 24 2008


Part One
Peritoneal Kinetics and Anatomy

Rapid Effect of Dexamethasone on the Permeability of Visceral Sheep Peritoneum
Aggeliki Karioti, Chrissi Hatzoglou, Sotirios Zarogiannis, Triantafyllia Deligiorgi, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Panagiota Kourti, Myrto Giannopoulou, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Paschalis-Adam Molyvdas, Ioannis Stefanidis
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Chronic Infusion of Sterile Peritoneal Dialysis Solution Abrogates Enhanced Peritoneal Gene Expression Responses to Chronic Peritoneal Catheter Presence
El Rasheid Zakaria, Paul J. Matheson, Ryan T. Hurt, Richard N. Garrison
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Plasma Appearance Rate of Intraperitoneal Macromolecular Tracer Underestimates Peritoneal Lymph Flow
El Rasheid Zakaria, Chester J. Mays, Paul J. Matheson, Ryan T. Hurt, Richard N. Garrison
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Hyaluronan Influence on Diffusive Permeability of the Peritoneum In Vitro
Teresa Grzelak, Beata Szary, Krystyna Czyzewska
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Sodium Removal in Peritoneal Dialysis: The Role of Icodextrin and Peritoneal Dialysis Modalities
Costas Fourtounas, Andreas Hardalias, Periklis Dousdampanis, Basil Papachristopoulos, Eirini Savidaki, Jannis G. Vlachojannis
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Rosiglitazone, a Peroxisome Proliferator–Activated Receptor Agonist, Improves Peritoneal Alterations Resulting from an Encapsulated Peritoneal Sclerosis Model
Devrim Bozkurt, Hüseyin Taskin, Murat Sezak, Selahattin Biçak, Sait Sen, Ercan Ok, Soner Duman
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Part Two
Host Defenses and Infection

Spectrum of Organisms Causing Peritonitis in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients—Experience from Bangladesh
M. Masud Iqbal, Humayun Sattar, M. Nurul Islam, A.H. Hamid Ahmed, M. Habibur Rahman, H. Ur Rashid, Md Mohsin
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Part Three
Clinical Experiences

Improvement in Pittsburgh Symptom Score Index After Initiation of Peritoneal Dialysis
Matthew J. Novak, Heena Sheth, Filitsa H. Bender, Linda Fried, Beth Piraino
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Surgical Techniques for Prevention of Recurrence After Total Enterolysis in Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis
Hideki Kawanishi, Kentaro Ide, Masahiko Yamashita, Manabu Shimomura, Misaki Moriishi, Shinichiro Tsuchiya, Kiyohiko Dohi
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Fibrin Degradation Products Are a Useful Marker for the Risk of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis
Misaki Moriishi, Hideki Kawanishi
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Close Association of Vascular and Valvular Calcification and Prognosis of Patients on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
Shikou Gen, Tsutomu Inoue, Yuka Nodaira, Naofumi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Yusuke Watanabe, Yoshihiko Kanno, Hidetomo Nakamoto, Hiromichi Suzuki
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Risk Factors and Cause of Removal of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter in Patients on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
Yuka Nodaira, Naofumi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Yusuke Watanabe, Tsutomu Inoue, Shiko Gen, Yoshihiko Kanno, Hidetomo Nakamoto, Hiromichi Suzuki
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Ultrafiltration Efficiency During Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Using Glucose-Based Solutions
Alp Akonur, Clifford J. Holmes, John K. Leypoldt
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N-Terminal Pro–Brain Natriuretic Peptide in Prevalent Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Yoko Adachi, Akira Nishio
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Enrollment Fluid Status Is Independently Associated with Long-Term Survival of Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Paul Fein, Jyotiprakas Chattopadhyay, Mal Marut Paluch, Cezary Borawski, Betty Matza, Morrell M. Avram
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Coffee Consumption and Bone Mineral Density in Dialysis Patients
Alicja E. Grzegorzewska, Monika Młot–Michalska
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Intravenous Iron Sucrose Does Not Impair Sonographic Brachial Vasodilation in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Luis Bolaños, Carlos González–Juanatey, Ana Testa, Rosa Ranero
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Anemia Management in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: Can an Iron Supplement Maintain a Normal Transferrin Saturation and Hemoglobin Level?
Karen F. Factor
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Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy: Not Just Small-Solute Clearance
Rajesh Yalavarthy, Isaac Teitelbaum
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Effects of Everolimus as an Antiproliferative Agent on Regression of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis in a Rat Model
Soner Duman, Devrim Bozkurt, Savas Sipahi, Murat Sezak, Sultan Özkan, Muhittin Ertilav, Sait Sen, Ercan Ok
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Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis in a Patient with Isolated Right Heart Failure and Ascites: A Case Report
Gautam Phadke, Adit Mahale, Thomas Ahlin, Gopal Chemiti, Teresa Levitski
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A Series of Unusual Complications of the Presternal Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter
Brian S. Pavey, Adam Whaley–Connell, W. Kirt Nichols, Dana Negoi, Ramesh Khanna
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Part Four
Metabolism and Nutrition

Nutrition Supplements in Dialysis Patients: Use in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients and Diabetic Patients
Roxanne Poole, Abdullah Hamad
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Low Molecular Weight Heparins and Antiplatelet Drugs, and Bone Mineral Density in Dialysis Patients
Alicja E. Grzegorzewska, Monika Młot–Michalska
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Tumoral Calcinosis Without Hyperparathyroidism in a Patient on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
Arvin Gupta, Yijuan Sun, Konstantin N. Konstantinov, Karen S. Servilla, Michael F. Hartshorne, Antonios H. Tzamaloukas
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