This study examined the effect on patient lipid profile of commencing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). We followed eighteen non diabetic, non nephrotic patients for 9 months before and after dialysis commencement and compared lipid profiles. Mean cholesterol levels rose from 4.98 mmol/L to 5.42 mmol/L (p < 0.05). This change was chiefly due to a rise in low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. The LDL cholesterol rose after dialysis commencement and continued to rise up to 9 months later. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol remained stable. Serum albumin and body weight fell during follow-up, suggesting that the rise in cholesterol was not a reflection of enhanced nutritional status. This study highlights the pro-atherogenic change in lipids that results from commencing CAPD. This phenomenon is not seen in hemodialysis, and it should be considered when selecting a dialysis modality, given the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the dialysis population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Advances in peritoneal dialysis. Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis|
|State||Published - 2000|