Dynamic analysis of peritoneal dialysis associated peritonitis.

  title={Dynamic analysis of peritoneal dialysis associated peritonitis.},
  author={John R. Hotchkiss and Elizabeth D. Hermsen and Laurie B Hovde and Dana A Simonson and John C. Rotschafer and Philip S Crooke},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  volume={50 6},
Peritoneal dialysis associated peritonitis (PDAP) has a historical incidence of approximately 0.3 to 0.5 episodes per patient per year; it represents the leading cause for hospitalization in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and imposes a significant burden of morbidity. PDAP is unique in that each dialysis exchange removes a relatively large fraction of the bacteria laden free intraperitoneal fluid. The attendant removal of bacteria existing in the fluid phase (planktonic bacteria) may… CONTINUE READING

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