Journal Watch - Peritonitis
Do Pets Boost the Risk of Peritonitis on PD? A DOPPS Study
Surprisingly, the answer was no. Among 3,655 PD patients from eight country followed for a median of 14 months (55,475 patient months), the peritonitis rate was 0.29 episodes per year, with no increased risk for pet ownership—except in households with both cats and dogs, where the risk was 45% higher.
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PDOPPS Findings of Factors Important to Peritonitis Outcomes
The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study analyzed factors in the outcomes variations among 1,631 peritonitis episodes in 1,190 patients in seven countries. About 2/3 of the bouts were successfully cured, which was more likely with Gram-positive organisms, automated PD, and use of icodextrin (facility level), aminoglycosides, and ciprofloxacin vs. ceftazidime for Gram-negative organisms.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-06-15)
Aspergillus Peritonitis Review
Compared to other fungal peritonitis, colonization with aspergillus is more dangerous, and identification is still a challenge. Among 55 cases reported in the literature between 1968 and 2019, the mortality rate was 38.3%, 85.5% had to have their PD catheter removed, and 81.8% of patients had to switch to HD.
Read the abstract » | (added 2020-09-11)