Researchers identify cause and solution for peritoneal dialysis complicationsDiseases, Conditions, Syndromes News

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Peritoneal dialysis, like classical haemodialysis, is a form of renal replacement therapy that can often only be used for a limited time as a result of the failure of the peritoneum. Researchers of MedUni Wien were now able to demonstrate that a specific protein is causally involved in fibrotic degeneration of the peritoneum. A new dialysis solution with added lithium developed at the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Molecular Stress Research in Peritoneal Dialysis can prevent this negative development and reduce complications. The results were published in Science Translational Medicine.