Polymicrobial peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients in Australia: predictors, treatment, and outcomes.

@article{Barraclough2010PolymicrobialPI,
  title={Polymicrobial peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients in Australia: predictors, treatment, and outcomes.},
  author={Katherine Ann Barraclough and Carmel Mary Hawley and Stephen McDonald and Fiona G. Brown and Johan B Rosman and Kathryn Joan Wiggins and Kym Malcolm Bannister and David W Johnson},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={121-31}
}
BACKGROUND The study aim was to examine the frequency, predictors, treatment, and clinical outcomes of peritoneal dialysis-associated polymicrobial peritonitis. STUDY DESIGN Observational cohort study using ANZDATA (The Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry) data. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS All Australian peritoneal dialysis patients between October 2003 and December 2006. PREDICTORS Age, sex, race, body mass index, baseline renal function, late referral, kidney disease… CONTINUE READING

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