International urology and nephrology, vol.45, no.6, pp.1761-6, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
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International urology and nephrology
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Duration of peritoneal dialysis, Efficiency, Membrane thickness, Sonography, SCLEROSING ENCAPSULATING PERITONITIS, DIALYSIS, CHILDREN, HEMODIALYSIS, ADEQUACY
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated:
Background The few studies on the morphology and functions of CAPD and peritoneum have tended to use histological and histomorphometrical methods. However, such methods are known to require biopsy, which is an invasive method. The present study aims to determine the morphological changes established by ultrasonography in CAPD patients, as well as achieving a comparison between these changes and the functional properties of peritoneum in CAPD. We aim to determine the effects of the duration of CAPD upon peritoneal thickness.