Difference between revisions of "Dialysis complications"

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==Peritoneal Dialysis Complications==
 
==Peritoneal Dialysis Complications==
===Peritonitis===
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===[[Peritoneal-associated peritonitis]]===
====Background====
 
*Most common complication
 
*Presentation no different from other causes of peritonitis
 
====Diagnosis====
 
*Send dialysate fluid for cell count, Gram stain, cx (if available)
 
**Cell count >100 w/ >50% neutrophils most c/w infection
 
====Treatment====
 
*Can add [[antibiotic] to the dialysate if possible (parenteral abx not required)
 
**1st gen [[cephalosporin]] or [[vancomycin]] (if pen allergic)
 
  
 
==Source==
 
==Source==
  
 
[[Category:Nephro]]
 
[[Category:Nephro]]

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