Peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis: Towards improving evidence, practices, and outcomes

Cho, Yeoungjee and Johnson, David W. (2014) Peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis: Towards improving evidence, practices, and outcomes. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 64 2: 278-289. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.02.025


Author Cho, Yeoungjee
Johnson, David W.
Title Peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis: Towards improving evidence, practices, and outcomes
Journal name American Journal of Kidney Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-6386
1523-6838
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.02.025
Open Access Status
Volume 64
Issue 2
Start page 278
End page 289
Total pages 12
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Peritonitis is a common serious complication of peritoneal dialysis that results in considerable morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. It also significantly limits the use of this important dialysis modality. Despite its importance as a patient safety issue, peritonitis practices and outcomes vary markedly and unacceptably among different centers, regions, and countries. This article reviews peritonitis risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, particularly focusing on potential drivers of variable practices and outcomes, controversial or unresolved areas, and promising avenues warranting further research. Potential strategies for augmenting the existing limited evidence base and reducing the gap between evidence-based best practice and actual practice also are discussed.
Keyword Antibiotics
Bacteria
Fungi
Index Words
Microbiology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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