Vesh Srivatana, MD
For patients on peritoneal dialysis, the risk of developing peritonitis varies based on country and facility-related factors, according to recently published findings.
Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP(C), of Arbor Research Collaborative for Health in Michigan and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues argued that PD-related peritonitis is the leading cause of transition to hemodialysis and is associated with adverse patient outcomes. Therefore, “better understanding regarding the incidence and prevalence of PD peritonitis episodes ... is needed to develop and evaluate peritonitis prevention strategies,” they wrote.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
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