Journal Watch - Prophylactic Antibiotics
Antibiotics Before Colonoscopy May Reduce Peritonitis Risk in PD Patients
In a retrospective study of 236 CAPD patients who had colonoscopies, 9 developed peritonitis within a week of the procedure. No patient who received prophylactic antibiotics developed peritonitis. Randomized controlled trials are recommended.
Read the abstract » | (added 11/16/2019)
Colonoscopy Antibiotic Protocols in PD
A study comparing 46 PD patients who received prophylactic antibiotics prior to colonoscopy to 47 patients who did not found no difference in the risk of peritonitis between groups, even when polyps were removed during the procedure. Patients with diabetes did benefit from antibiotics, however. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 11/13/2017)