Recently, in the Mailing List of the Italian Society of Nephrology (ML-SIN), a message asking for opinions on the diagnosis and treatment of peritoneal sclerosis gave rise to an extensive debate on this interesting clinical topic. The discussion evidenced significant differences both in the reported onset of clinical manifestations, emphasizing the difficulty in obtaining a definite early diagnosis, and in therapy approaches. Occasionally, this is limited to medical treatment, but surgery, although burdened with elevated complexity and high mortality rates due to post-operative complications, is usually advocated for intestinal obstruction. This is the second issue reserved for the review of the ML-SIN concerning this topic, following that dedicated to definition, etiology, pathology and clinical characteristics. In this section, two expert colleagues complete the analysis of the different aspects of peritoneal sclerosis, discussing the therapy and the prevention of this serious complication of peritoneal dialysis.
|Translated title of the contribution||From the Mailing List SIN: Therapy and prevention of peritoneal sclerosis|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale italiano di nefrologia : organo ufficiale della Società italiana di nefrologia|
|Publication status||Published - May 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas