Journal Watch - Peritonitis
Risk Factors for Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis
EPS is a rare but devastating complication of PD. Among a series of 703 PD patients in Japan between 1980 and 2015, 6.3% developed EPS. Identified risk factors included a history of longer-duration peritonitis and longer time on PD, while use of biocompatible PD fluid reduced the risk. Read the abstract.
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On PD, motivation matters
With the changes in the bundle, more people are being started on PD. In a study of 104 people on PD followed for 14 months, nurse ratings of home cleanliness or patients’ exchange techniques did not predict outcomes. Instead, unmotivated or depressed people were significantly more likely to have peritonitis.
Read the abstract » | (added 12/09/2014)