Pilot: Chlorhexidine-impregnated Sponge Dressings to Prevent Exit Site Infections
In a single-center study, 50 incident PD patients were taught to use a weekly chlorhexidine dressing on their exit sites, and followed for a year. While 12% developed contact dermatitis, 73% found the dressings acceptable. Episodes per patient year of exit-site/tunnel infections and peritonitis were 0.09 and 0.07, respectively, while 1-year technique and patient survival rates were 86% and 96%, respectively.
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