Diagnosis & Disease Information

Fungal Pathogens Cause Worse PD Peritonitis

Fungal peritonitis has a worse prognosis than bacterial peritonitis in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to a study. It is associated with higher rates of catheter removal, technique failure, and mortality.

Colistin Dosing May Be Wrong for HD Patients

Colistin is a treatment option for infections caused by multidrug resistant gram negative organisms. However, new findings suggest that available dosing guidelines for this agent may be inappropriate for patients receiving intermittent hemodialysis (HD).

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