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Cardiff scientists study acute infection in end-stage kidney disease patients
Date:11/13/2008

e severity of the inflammatory response and antibiotic resistance is becoming a significant problem, we need to understand why some patients are more prone to treatment failure than others."

The Baxter grant also includes a three-year visiting fellowship for a peritoneal dialysis specialist from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. Dr Chan-Yu Lin will conduct his PhD studies at Cardiff University on peritoneal dialysis-related infections and receive training in early treatment of inflammation, microbiological diagnosis, and analysis of patient samples in the laboratory.

Dr Eberl said: "We are studying the immune response in peritoneal dialysis patients during episodes of bacterial peritonitis to improve current ways of infection prevention and therapy. However, the scope of our work is much wider in the context of infectious and inflammatory disease in other organs and in sepsis."

Earlier this year Dr Eberl's team together with Professor Nicholas Topley at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Immunology were awarded a Welsh Assembly Government /Medical Research Council Health Research Partnership Award from the Wales Office of Research and Development for their work on peritoneal dialysis-related infection.


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Contact: Dr Matthias Eberl
eberlm@cardiff.ac.uk
Cardiff University
Source:Eurekalert

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