J. RUBIN, M.D.; D. G. OREOPOULOS, M.D.; T. T. LIU, M.D.; R. MATHEWS, M.D.; G. A. DEVEBER, M.D.
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To the editor: We have recently reviewed the incidence and management of peritonitis and bowel perforation that occurred during the last 3 years in our chronic peritoneal dialysis programme. During this period approximately 6000 dialyses were done in 87 patients who were on chronic peritoneal dialysis for periods up to 38 months (average, 9 months). Dialysis was done for 24 hours twice weekly. Access to the peritoneal cavity was by repeated abdominal punctures (in the initial stage of our programme only), by the use of the Deane prosthesis (1), or the permanent Tenckhoff catheter.
Peritonitis, defined by fever, abdominal tenderness,
J. RUBIN, D. G. OREOPOULOS, T. T. LIU, R. MATHEWS, G. A. DEVEBER. Peritonitis and Bowel Perforation in Peritoneal Dialysis. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:402–403. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-3-402
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(3):402-403.
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