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Int Urol Nephrol. 2012 Apr;44(2):593-600. doi: 10.1007/s11255-011-9995-9. Epub 2011 Jul 9.

Peritoneal dialysis-related infections recommendations: 2010 update. What is new?

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Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, 1st Department of Internal Medicine, AHEPA Hospital, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1 St. Kyriakidi street, 54636 Thessaloniki, Greece.


The International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) 2010 guidelines on PD-related infections reflect the bulk of knowledge acquired over the last 5 years. It includes new information about causative agents of peritonitis, isolation techniques, or therapeutic regimens. Monitoring of infection rates by reporting of peritonitis and exit site infections, isolated microorganism, and presumed etiology is recommended. Furthermore, special focus is given on careful evaluation of each episode of peritonitis in order to determine the route of infection and to reassess patient's training. In this article, we record the changes in the last ISPD (2010) guidelines compared to the previous ones published in March 2005.

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