Journal Watch - Tunnel Infection Free Survival
The Predictive Value of Early, Non-infectious PD Complications
A prospective, multicenter cohort study of 1,596 people starting PD in New Zealand from 2014 to 2018 (inclusive) looked at survival and time on PD of those who had catheter-related exit site dialysate leaks or other leaks within 30 days of PD start. Peritonitis-free survival, first PD catheter survival, and tunnel infection free survival were secondary outcomes. Among the 102 with an early complication, overall mortality, the rate of stopping PD, and first catheter failure were all higher.
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