Peritonitis Prevention in CAPD: Efficacy of a Y-Connector and Disinfectant
An open trial of the Y connector system for peritoneal dialysis has been carried out in 62 patients and the results compared to those in 18 patients using the standard spike connector for dialysis fluid exchanges. The incidence of peritonitis was lower (14.5%) with the Y connector, and the interval until peritonitis occurred was longer. Diabetic patients had a higher frequency of infection. When this group was excluded the peritonitis rate was one episode every 110.2 patient-months in the Y connector group. Technical accidents with the system were infrequent and inconsequential except for transient pain. CAPD treatment was continued by 80% of these patients after 10.1 months.
KeywordsTitanium Catheter Pneumonia Sodium Chloride Tuberculosis
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