Effective Treatment of PD Peritonitis

Beth Piraino
  • Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, November 2017, American Society of Nephrology
  • DOI: 10.2215/cjn.11071017

Patients on peritoneal dialysis need effective antibiotic treatment of peritoneal infection

What is it about?

Much is not known about the correct dosing and length of treatment in PD peritonitis, in particular the dosing of patients on automated peritoneal dialysis as opposed to CAPD, and in those with some remaining kidney function.

Why is it important?

This topic is important because inadequate dosing in PD peritonitis may lead to failure to resolve or the infection quickly returning.


Beth Piraino
University of Pittsburgh

To me it is frustrating after 40 years of PD, a very successful form of dialysis, we do not know more about treating peritonitis .

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