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T his current version provides a summary of recommendations for best practice in creating peritoneal access for patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). A more detailed review of peritoneal access is available in the report from the Renal Association Working Party on Peritoneal Access (final version April 2008) available at www.renal.org. These guidelines are(More)
The authors are members of the ISPD Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Peritoneal Dialysis Related Infections. P eritonitis remains a leading complication of perito-neal dialysis (PD). Around 18% of the infection-related mortality in PD patients is the result of peritonitis. Although less than 4% of peritonitis episodes result in death, peritonitis is a "(More)
INTRODUCTION The impact of peritoneal dialysis modality on patient survival and peritonitis rates is not fully understood, and no large-scale randomized clinical trial (RCT) is available. In the absence of a RCT, the use of an advanced matching procedure to reduce selection bias in large cohort studies may be the best approach. The aim of this study is to(More)
a The authors are members of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) Nursing Liaison Committee. The guidelines have been approved by the ISPD Council and the Education and Standards Committee. P atient training is an essential component of a peri-toneal dialysis (PD) program but no standards have been published to guide the education(More)
BACKGROUND Ideal training methods that could ensure best peritoneal dialysis (PD) outcome have not been defined in previous reports. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of training characteristics on peritonitis rates in a large Brazilian cohort. METHODS Incident patients with valid data on training recruited in the Brazilian(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hypokalemia has been consistently associated with high mortality rate in peritoneal dialysis. However, studies investigating if hypokalemia is acting as a surrogate marker of comorbidities or has a direct effect in the risk for mortality have not been studied. Thus, the aim of this study was to analyze the effect of hypokalemia on(More)
There is an error in Table 1. The number of patients per group is 1445 for both groups and not 1556 and 1334 as previously presented. Please see the corrected table here. There is an error in Table 2. Please see the corrected table here. Copyright: © 2015 Beduschi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons(More)
Introduction. Little is known about physical symptoms in peritoneal dialysis (PD) Patients. This study aims to determine the prevalence of symptoms (general and abdominal) in PD patients. Methods. A cross-sectional study, with subsequent followup, using an author-designed 21 symptoms questionnaire (15 nonabdominal and 6 abdominal). Each symptom was assessed(More)
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