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      Oxidative Stress in Patients Undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis: A Current Review of the Literature

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          Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients manifest excessive oxidative stress (OS) compared to the general population and predialysis chronic kidney disease patients, mainly due to the composition of the PD solution (high-glucose content, low pH, elevated osmolality, increased lactate concentration and glucose degradation products). However, PD could be considered a more biocompatible form of dialysis compared to hemodialysis (HD), since several studies showed that the latter results in an excess accumulation of oxidative products and loss of antioxidants. OS in PD is tightly linked with chronic inflammation, atherogenesis, peritoneal fibrosis, and loss of residual renal function. Although exogenous supplementation of antioxidants, such as vitamins E and C, N-acetylcysteine, and carotenoids, in some cases showed potential beneficial effects in PD patients, relevant recommendations have not been yet adopted in everyday clinical practice.

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              Patients with uremia are subject to greatly increased cardiovascular risk that cannot be completely explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors. An increase in oxidative stress and inflammation has been proposed as contributory nontraditional uremic cardiovascular risk factors. Oxidative stress reflects the balance between oxidant generation and antioxidant defense mechanisms. Reduction/oxidation (redox) reactions may result in a stochastic process leading to oxidation of neighboring macromolecules. However, in many instances the reactive oxygen species target particular amino acid residues or lipid moieties. This provides a mechanism by which increased oxidative stress and/or alteration of antioxidant mechanisms can alter cell signaling. In individuals with advanced chronic kidney disease, the redox balance is not in equilibrium and is tipped toward oxidation resulting in the dysregulation of cellular process with subsequent vascular and tissue injury. In this review, the major oxidant and antioxidant pathways and the biomarkers to assess redox status in uremia are discussed, as well as the data linking the pathogenesis of oxidative stress, inflammation, cardiovascular events, and the progressive loss of kidney function in chronic kidney disease.

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                Oxid Med Cell Longev
                Oxid Med Cell Longev
                Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
                27 December 2017
                : 2017
                1Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, 1st Department of Internal Medicine, AHEPA Hospital, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
                2Clinic of Nephrology and Hypertension, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
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                Academic Editor: Janusz Gebicki

                Copyright © 2017 Vassilios Liakopoulos et al.

                This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

                Funded by: Collaborative Research Centres (CRC)
                Funded by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
                Award ID: Me1365/9-1
                Award ID: Me1365/7-2
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