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Edited by Raymond Krediet .

194 pages .
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Continuous peritoneal dialysis was first introduced by Popovich and Moncrief in 1976. It gained popularity as a form of home dialysis in the eighties in Canada, USA, Western Europe and Hong-Kong. Since the nineties Eastern Europe followed and from 2000 onward the main growth was in the so-called third-world countries. As a consequence, the level at which peritoneal is practiced differs very much amongst countries. This translates into research that is focused either on in-vitro studies, some studies in animals, mathematics and, most-importantly, clinical studies in patients. This makes the scope of interest in peritoneal dialysis related studies very wide. The aim of the present publication was not to create a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of peritoneal dialysis with invited authors, recognized as authorities in part of the field. Rather, the objective was to make a collection of various actual subjects, highlighted by authors from all over the world, who had shown their interest in a specific item by submitting an abstract. These abstracts were reviewed and chosen based on the quality of their contents. The chapters which emerged reflect the worldwide progress in peritoneal dialysis during the last years.
Five of the twelve chapters comprise clinical issues, two are on kinetic modelling, and the others show the results of the mainly in-vitro studies of the authors and their collaborators. Consequently the interested reader is likely to find state-of the art essays on the subject of his/her interest. I hope this book on Progression in peritoneal dialysis will contribute to spreading the knowledge in this interesting, but underused modality of renal replacement therapy.

Raymond T Krediet, MD, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Nephrology
Academic Medical Center,
University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands



 1 Representations of Peritoneal Tissue – Mathematical Models in Peritoneal Dialysis 1 Magda Galach, Andrzej Werynski, Bengt Lindholm and Jacek Waniewski

 2 Distributed Models of Peritoneal Transport 23 Joanna Stachowska-Pietka and Jacek Waniewski

 3 Membrane Biology During Peritoneal Dialysis 49 Kar Neng Lai and Joseph C.K. Leung

 4 Angiogenic Activity of the Peritoneal Mesothelium: Implications for Peritoneal Dialysis 61 Janusz Witowski and Achim Jörres

 5 Matrix Metalloproteinases Cause Peritoneal Injury in Peritoneal Dialysis 75 Ichiro Hirahara, Tetsu Akimoto, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Makoto Inoue, Osamu Saito, Shigeaki Muto and Eiji Kusano

 6 Proteomics in Peritoneal Dialysis 87 Hsien-Yi Wang, Hsin-Yi Wu and Shih-Bin Su

 7 Peritoneal Dialysate Effluent During Peritonitis Induces Human Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis and Express Matrix Metalloproteinases-9 . Ching-Yuang Lin and Chia-Ying Lee

 8 A Renal Policy and Financing Framework to Understand Which Factors Favour Home Treatments Such as Peritoneal Dialysis 115 Suzanne Laplante and Peter Vanovertveld

 9 Nutritional Considerations in Indian Patients on PD 133 Aditi Nayak, Akash Nayak, Mayoor Prabhu and K S Nayak

 10 Hyponatremia and Hypokalemia in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients 145 Sejoong Kim

 11 Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis in Incident PD Patients in Scotland 157 Robert Mactier and Michaela Brown

 12 Biocompatible Solutions for Peritoneal Dialysis 167 Alberto Ortiz, Beatriz Santamaria and Jesús Montenegro

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