Ultrasonographic evaluation of peritoneal membrane thickness and comparison with the effectiveness and duration of CAPD.

Temiz G., ŞAHİN G., Mukerrem G., ÖZKURT S., Degirmenci N., YALÇIN A. U.

International urology and nephrology, vol.45, no.6, pp.1761-6, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-013-0504-1
  • Journal Name: International urology and nephrology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1761-6
  • Keywords: Duration of peritoneal dialysis, Efficiency, Membrane thickness, Sonography, SCLEROSING ENCAPSULATING PERITONITIS, DIALYSIS, CHILDREN, HEMODIALYSIS, ADEQUACY
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


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.