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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Janson
dc.contributor.authorSalmon, Laura
dc.contributor.authorCoomer, K
dc.contributor.authorYazdani, F
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Jake
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-24T13:34:37Z
dc.date.available2016-08-24T13:34:37Z
dc.date.issued2016-01
dc.identifier.citationPerit Dial Int. 2016 Jan-Feb;36(1):101-4. doi: 10.3747/pdi.2014.00268language
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/546
dc.descriptionAuthor(s) Pre and Post Print Onlylanguage
dc.description.abstractPeritonitis is a major cause of technique failure in peritoneal dialysis (PD) and accurate diagnosis ensures successful management and avoids unnecessary antibiotic exposure. United Kingdom (UK) registry data on peritonitis rates are not routinely reported. We conducted an electronic survey amongst senior PD nurses and microbiologists to obtain information about PD effluent sampling and processing practices in the UK. The survey was completed by 53 of 79 centres (67% response rate). The median annual culture-negative rate was 15% (range 5 - 38%). The main findings were wide variation in reported sampling volumes and processing methods that may in part explain the variation in culture-negative rates. Adherence to guidelines might reduce culture-negative rates informed by reporting data into national registries.language
dc.language.isoenlanguage
dc.subjectPeritonitislanguage
dc.subjectPeritoneal Dialysislanguage
dc.subjectSurveylanguage
dc.titleUnited Kingdom Survey of Culture-Negative Peritonitis and Dialysate Sampling Practice.language
dc.typeArticlelanguage


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