Prevention of peritonitis in newly-placed peritoneal dialysis catheters: efficacy of oral prophylaxis with cefuroxime axetil - a preliminary study


VELİOĞLU A. , AŞICIOĞLU E. , Ari E., Arikan H. , Tuglular S. , Ozener C.

MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA, vol.68, no.1, pp.27-31, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-31

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Peritonitis is one of the causes of early peritoneal dialysis (PD) failure in newly-placed catheters. Antibiotic prophylaxis has been recommended to decrease the risk of infection after PD catheter placement. In this study, we compared the efficacy of parenteral versus oral prophylactic cefuroxime axetil for preventing peritonitis after placed PD catheters.