A quarter of a century of adult peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis at an Australian medical center.

@article{Brown2007AQO,
  title={A quarter of a century of adult peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis at an Australian medical center.},
  author={Fiona G. Brown and Wen Jiun Liu and Despina Kotsanas and Tony M Korman and Robert C. Atkins},
  journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={565-74}
}
BACKGROUND Peritonitis remains one of the major complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and results in reduced technique survival and increased patient morbidity and mortality. METHODS We prospectively recorded comprehensive data on all episodes of PD peritonitis over a 25-year period, including organisms isolated and antibiotic sensitivities. Data on 1588 PD patient-years with 2073 episodes of peritonitis were analyzed; 2089 organisms were isolated in 608 patients. Peritoneal dialysis… CONTINUE READING

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