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Disease severity score could not predict the outcomes in peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis.
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PMID:  22362786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: We aim to explore if disease severity score (DSS) at onset is associated with dialysate white cell counts, the severity of causative organisms and the risk for treatment failure of peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis in an adult PD cohort.METHODS: Our prospective cohort study recorded all peritonitis episodes between 2008 and 2010. The DSS, demographic data and clinical characteristics were recorded at the onset of peritonitis. The dialysate cells were counted at regular intervals and organism culture were examined too. Treatment failure of peritonitis was defined as peritonitis-associated death and transfer to haemodialysis.RESULTS: A total of 219 episodes of peritonitis in 146 PD patients were recorded, 21.9% of which resulted in treatment failure. There were no significant differences in dialysate white cell counts on the fifth and seventh day and the distribution of causative organism between groups with varied DSS level. DSS could not predict treatment failure including peritonitis-related death and transfer to haemodialysis after adjusting for age, gender, diabetes, dialysis duration, dialysate white cell count on the third day, the presence of Staphylococcus aureus, gram-negative organisms and polymicrobial organisms.CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrated that DSS at onset was not associated with prolonged elevation of dialysate white cell counts, severity of causative organisms and outcome of peritonitis episodes in adult PD patients.
Jie Dong; Zi Li; Rong Xu; Yuan Chen; Suping Luo; Yanjun Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-2385     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706402     Medline TA:  Nephrol Dial Transplant     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Peking University, First Medical Hospital, Peking, China.
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