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Prevention of peritoneal dialysis-related infections.
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PMID:  21439433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Despite substantial advances in peritoneal dialysis (PD) as a renal replacement modality, PD-related infection remains an important cause of morbidity, technique failure, and mortality. This review describes the microbiology and outcomes of PD peritonitis and catheter infection, followed by a discussion of several strategies that may reduce the risk of PD-related infections. Strategies that are reviewed include use of antibiotics at the time of PD catheter insertion, selection of PD catheter design and insertion technique, patient training, PD connectology, exit site prophylaxis, periprocedural prophylaxis, fungal prophylaxis, and choice of PD solutions.
Sharon J Nessim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in nephrology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-4488     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8110298     Medline TA:  Semin Nephrol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-212     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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