Peritonitis incidence was correlated with duration of peritoneal dialysis rather than leptin or neutrophil to lymphocyte (n/l) ratio in peritoneal dialysis patients.

Bilen Y., Cankaya E. , Bilen N., Keles M., Erdem F. , Uyanik A., ...More

The Eurasian journal of medicine, vol.46, pp.145-50, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eajm.2014.45
  • Title of Journal : The Eurasian journal of medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-50


Objective: End stage renal disease (ESRD) has a high worldwide prevalence and incidence. Peritonitis is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in peritoneal dialysis patients. Although inflammatory markers show increased inflammatory responses, cellular immune response was decreased in ESRD patients. Leptin is an adipocytederived hormone that has activity in energy, nutrition and immune system. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (N/L) was emerged as a predictive and prognostic criterion in many instances. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationships between increased inflammation in peritoneal dialysis patients and leptin, N/L ratio.