D. G. OREOPOULOS, M.D., PH.D.; R. KHANNA, M.D.; S. VAS, M.D., PH.D.; D. CARMICHAEL, B.SC
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To the editor: We read with great interest the paper by Nolph and his colleagues (1) reporting long-term experience with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Our experience with 120 patients trained since October 1977 is similar to theirs for three areas we wish to discuss:
We found a much better improvement in our infection rate. During the first 15 months of our experience, the infection rate had remained grossly unchanged, around 1.25 to 1.5 episodes of peritonitis per patient year (rising steadily from 121 in the ninth month of experience to 173 by the 30th month), but since then it has
OREOPOULOS DG, KHANNA R, VAS S, CARMICHAEL D. Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. Ann Intern Med. ;93:507–508. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-507
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(3):507-508.
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