Infections in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis

S. Vas, D. G. Oreopoulos

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Abstract

Considering experience acquired in the past years, it seems as though physicians have reached a plateau in the frequency of peritonitis. A peritonitis rate of 1 every 2 patient years may be acceptable. Further reduction of this peritonitis rate will require inordinately large efforts on all fronts. One will have to consider what are the acceptable costs and risks of peritonitis in patients on peritoneal dialysis. New developments in catheter technology, improved connections, better understanding of patient selection and training programs, improved diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the management of peritonitis, and understanding of the infectious and immune processes are eagerly awaited developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-774
Number of pages32
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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