November 1, 2010

Screening for encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in patients on peritoneal dialysis: role of CT scanning.

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In this retrospective cohort study, these authors evaluated CT scans in 20 patients 3 months prior to the development of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) compared to the CT scans of 20 control PD patients. Using a validated EPS-CT scoring system, the authors were unable to demonstrate any differences in the CT scans of patients 3 months prior to the development of EPS compared to controls. The authors conclude that , based on existing evidence, the use of routine CT scans in screening for EPS is not justified.

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