Peritoneal dialysis catheter removal for acute peritonitis: a retrospective analysis of factors associated with catheter removal and prolonged postoperative hospitalization.

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BACKGROUND Most patients with acute peritoneal dialysis (PD) peritonitis respond to antibiotic therapy, but a significant minority of patients require surgical catheter removal to eradicate the infection. These patients may experience an adverse postsurgical course. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 64 episodes of acute peritonitis requiring PD catheter… (More)

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@article{Choi2004PeritonealDC, title={Peritoneal dialysis catheter removal for acute peritonitis: a retrospective analysis of factors associated with catheter removal and prolonged postoperative hospitalization.}, author={Peter Choi and Esther Nemati and Anindya Banerjee and Emma Preston and Jeremy B. Levy and Edwina Anne Brown}, journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation}, year={2004}, volume={43 1}, pages={103-11} }