Background: Residual renal function (RRF) correlates with survival in peritoneal dialysis (PD). We investigated the association between oxidative stress and RRF in PD.
Methods: Adequacy of dialysis, total and free malondialdehydes (MDA), and lipid hydroperoxides (LHP) were obtained from 23 stable PD patients.
Results: Free MDA level decreased with total weekly Kt/V urea (r = -0.51, P = 0.013) and urinary Kt/V (KRU) (r = -0.53, P = 0.009), but not with peritoneal Kt/V. Similar results were found with LHP level. In multivariate analysis, total weekly Kt/V urea and KRU remained associated with free MDA and LHP, independently of gender, nutritional or inflammatory status, and peritoneal permeability.
Conclusion: A preserved RRF is associated with lower serum levels of lipid peroxidation products among PD patients.