Special Issue "New Insights in Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Nephrology & Urology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2024

Special Issue Editor

Department of Nephrol Dialysis and Transplant, San Bortolo Hospital, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
Interests: dialysis; uremia; cardiorenal syndrome; organ crosstalk; kidney; biomarkers; chronic kidney disease
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The incidence of end-stage renal disease is increasing year by year, and it is one of the most fatal diseases for patients. Kidney replacement therapy (KRT) has made significant progress over the past few decades, with about 70% of people receiving KRT undergoing dialysis, of which about 10% undergo peritoneal dialysis and 90% undergo hemodialysis.

Nephrologists will face significant challenges in the future as the number of patients requiring KRT increases. In addition, some important pathophysiological features of patients, including accelerated systemic atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, inflammation, frailty, cognitive impairment, etc., have recently been revealed. The daily lives of dialysis patients are also restricted by fatigue, depression, and comorbidities. These disease states have complex effects on adverse events and prognosis in hemodialysis patients.

This Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine will explore the current state of dialysis, including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Future challenges and current research will be noted, including, but not limited to, clinical application of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, dialysis preparation, vascular access function, complications, dialysis membranes, and techniques, unfavorable adverse effects, and another related diagnosis, treatment, and management in patients. We welcome you to submit your latest original article or review to provide clinicians with the latest insights.

Dr. Grazia Maria Virzì
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hemodialysis
  • peritoneal dialysis
  • end-stage renal disease
  • kidney replacement therapy (KRT)
  • pathophysiology
  • dialysis membranes
  • dialysis preparation
  • dialysis modality
  • cardiovascular events
  • vascular access
  • PD-related peritonitis
  • unfavorable adverse effects
  • complications
  • challenges

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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