Special Issue "Evolving Concepts in Peritoneal Dialysis and Haemodialysis"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Nephrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 187

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Davide Bolignano
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Guest Editor
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, "Magna Graecia" University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: glomerulonephritis; acute and chronic renal failure; hypertension; kidney transplantation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Significant advances in kidney replacement therapy (KRT) have been made in the last 60 years. Today, a bit less than 4 million people are alive thanks to KRT, the largest number among these being in the most developed countries. About 70% of people undergoing KRT are on dialysis, and among them about 10% are on peritoneal dialysis and 90% on haemodialysis.

Nephrologists and public health authorities will face major challenges in the future. The number of patients requiring KRT is going to increase. Most will be in low-income countries, where KRT is not yet widely available. In addition, the overall patient population is becoming older, with many already existing complications, particularly cardiovascular ones. Current dialysis methods, peritoneal and haemodialysis are big consumers of water, whereas haemodialysis needs a lot of electricity, as well. In addition, in both methods a large quantity of waste is being produced, especially hazardous waste. Unfortunately, both methods are also relatively expensive.

In this thematic issue of the journal, the current state of dialysis will be presented: haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Future challenges and the latest research, as well as possibilities for the application of new dialysis membranes, dialysis machines, and peritoneal dialysis solutions, will be pointed out. The possibilities of saving water, electricity, as well as the possibilities of reducing hazardous waste would be emphasised.

Reviews of new drugs in the prevention and treatment of anaemia, disorders of mineral metabolism, and cardiovascular complications in patients on dialysis will be presented.

Prof. Dr. Davide Bolignano
Guest Editor

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  • challenges in kidney replacement therapy
  • haemodialysis
  • peritoneal dialysis
  • eco-dialysis
  • anaemia in CKD
  • CKD
  • MBD

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