Association between drop-out and inflamation in peritoneal dialysis patients

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Ali BORAZAN, Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, Zonguldak, Turkey
Gulistan YOLDAS, Antakya State Hospital, Department of Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse, Hatay, Turkey;
Ayse Semra DEMİR AKCA, Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Zonguldak, Turkey

BACKGROUND: In this study, association of between drop-out and inflamation were investigated in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) .METHOD: Of the 150 ESRF patients who were started with or switched to PD, 46 drop-out patients were evaluated retrospectively. Patients demographic characteristics, drop-out and inflamation markers as albumin levels, CRP levels and fibrinogen levels were researched. The laboratory results were taken as the average of the last three months.RESULTS: In the drop-out group mean decrease in serum albumin and mean increase in C-reactive protein and fibrinogen was significantly different from the other group (p<0.001, p<0.001, p<0.05, respectively). When demographic characteristics, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension status was evaluated, the difference was not significant (p> 0.05).CONCLUSİON : Infllammation markers should be used to asses the drop-out of peritoneal dialysis patients.

Chronic renal failure, peritoneal dialysis, C-reactive proteine, albümin, fibrinogen, drop-out

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Ali BORAZAN, Gulistan YOLDAS, Ayse Semra DEMİR AKCA, Association between drop-out and inflamation in peritoneal dialysis patients , SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017 | PP. 1-9.


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