Long-term incidence of peritonitis in CAPD patients treated by the Y set technique: Experience in a single center

A. Scalamogna, A. De Vecchi, C. Castelnovo, L. Guerra, C. Ponticelli

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Abstract

Our experience of peritonitis in 156 patients over an 8-year period represents 186 episodes of peritonitis and 4,964 patient-months of CAPD. The incidence of peritonitis was significantly greater (1 episode every 8.6 patient-months) when the Oreopoulos technique was used and dropped to 1 episode every 43.3 patient-months when the Y set system was used. Of the 109 patients using the Y set system, 88 (80.7%) never had episodes of peritonitis, whereas only 7 (16.7%) of the 42 patients using the Oreopoulos technique were free of peritonitis. For 23 patients shifted from the Oreopoulos to the Y set technique, the incidence of peritonitis dropped from 1/9.8 to 1/35.2 episodes/patient-months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalNephron
Volume55
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Keywords

  • Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
  • Oreopoulos technique
  • Peritonitis
  • Y set system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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