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TitlePeritoneal dialysis infections : an opportunity for improvement
Author(s)Rodrigues, Anabela
Maciel, Marília de Holanda Cavalcanti
Santos, Cledir
Machado, Diana Sofia Rodrigues
Sampaio, Joana Marisa Brito
Lima, Nelson
Carvalho, Maria J.
Cabrita, António
Martins, Margarida Isabel Barros Coelho
KeywordsTransfer set
Renal replacement therapy
Issue date2014
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
CitationRodrigues, Anabela; Maciel, M. H. C.; Santos, C.; Diana Machado; Sampaio, Joana; Lima, Nelson; Carvalho, Maria J.; Cabrita, António; Martins, Margarida, Peritoneal dialysis infections: An opportunity for improvement. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(9), 1016-1018, 2014
Abstract(s)Peritoneal dialysis (PD) cathetereassociated infections remain a challenging cause of technique failure. Patient training and preventive measures are key elements in the management of infection rates. Twenty-seven of the 167 PD catheter transfer sets analyzed (19%) yielded a positive microbial culture (58% gram-negative bacteria). These results show that subclinical contamination, particularly from environmental gram-negative bacteria, is a potential hazard, indicating the need for a protocol for regular transfer set changes.
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