The reduction in the peritonitis rate among high-risk CAPD patients with the use of the Oreopoulos-Zellerman connector.

S. S. Fenton, G. Wu, C. Bowman, D. C. Cattran, A. Manuel, R. Khanna, S. Vas, D. G. Oreopoulos

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Abstract

We have described a prospective controlled study of the Oreopoulos-Zellerman peritoneal dialysis connection system which is based on the principle of chemical sterilization of the connector between each dialysis exchange. This system, in a short-term study of 27 high-risk patients, has resulted in a fourfold difference in the peritonitis rate between the concurrent control group (1/8.8 patient months) and the O-Z group (1/35.7 patient months). The probability of developing peritonitis by 6 mos was 0.15 using the O-Z connector and 0.46 in the control group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-564
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions - American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1985

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  • Medicine(all)

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