'Y' connector system for prevention of peritonitis in CAPD: a controlled study.

R. Maiorca, A. Cantaluppi, G. C. Cancarini, A. Scalamogna, A. Strada, G. Graziani, S. Brasa, C. Ponticelli

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Abstract

To compare the efficacy of the standard Oreopoulos CAPD system with that of a new method consisting of a Y-shaped set filled with sodium hypochlorite during the dwelling time, a randomised controlled study was performed in 62 new CAPD patients. Life table analysis showed a significantly (p less than 0.001) less frequent incidence of peritonitis in the group treated with the Y connector system. This study shows that the Y system appears to be effective in reducing the incidence of peritonitis, as compared with the standard technique, in patients on the CAPD programme. The method is simple and economical and the incidence and the severity of side effects appear to be acceptable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-229
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. European Dialysis and Transplant Association
Volume20
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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    Maiorca, R., Cantaluppi, A., Cancarini, G. C., Scalamogna, A., Strada, A., Graziani, G., Brasa, S., & Ponticelli, C. (1983). 'Y' connector system for prevention of peritonitis in CAPD: a controlled study. Proceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. European Dialysis and Transplant Association, 20, 223-229.