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Author Stegmayr, Bernd G. ♦ Granbom, Lena ♦ Tran, Anders ♦ Us, Aelig ♦ Wikdahl, Ann-Marie
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Uv Connector Box ♦ Bag Transfer ♦ Uv Light ♦ Type Ii ♦ Treatment Month ♦ Manual Connection ♦ Transfer Infection ♦ Defective Peritoneal Dialysis Bag ♦ Median Age ♦ Bag Transfer Set ♦ Tunnel Infection ♦ Common Route ♦ Peritoneal Infection ♦ Peritonitis Episode ♦ Patient Group ♦ Possible Reduction ♦ Uv Light Sterilization
Abstract A common route for peritoneal infection is the bag transfer connecting site. To investigate possible reduction of such transfer infections with the use of a bag transfer set (UV-XD, Travenol, Baxter, Minneapolis), this study sampled patients using a transfer set with or without UV light sterilization. Calculations excluded peritonitis due to penetrating tunnel infection or defective peritoneal dialysis bag (4 episodes in 2 patients). The study included 51 patients with a median age of 62 years (range 25-81). Five were switched from manual connection (Travenol, Type II) to UV-XD, and each suffered from at least 2 peritonitis episodes during 9-24.5 months prior to the change to UV-XD. In this patient group, the incidence of peritonitis fell significantly from 1 peritonitis/4 to 1/21 months. The bag transfer set was used without UV light in 35 patients for a total of 178 months, producing an incidence of 1 episode/7.7 treatment months. These patients had
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