Table 2.

Clinical characteristics of 339 episodes of peritonitis by infection type and urinary creatinine clearance group

CharacteristicOverallInfection Type
Gram PositiveCulture NegativeGram Negative
Peritonitis episodes, n (%)339220 (65)43 (13)76 (22)
Actual body weight, kg70±1971±1967±1468±19
Duration on PD, mo41±3644±3940±3133±28
PD modality, n (%)
 CAPD165 (49)107 (49)20 (47)38 (50)
 CCPD174 (51)113 (51)23 (53)38 (50)
Urinary CrCL group, n (mean CrCL), ml/min
 0155 (0)104 (0)15 (0)36 (0)
 >0–587 (3±1)47 (3±1)17 (3±1)23 (3±2)
 >597 (10±4)69 (10±4)11 (8±2)17 (11±6)
Hospitalization during treatment, n (%)152 (45)83 (38)17 (40)52 (68)
Duration of antibiotic treatment, d22±822±818±524±7
Peak intraperitoneal WBC count6740±17,3905889±19,3164960±869610,086±14,532
Median time to resolution of intraperitoneal WBC count, d3334
Treatment failure, n (%)87 (26)54 (25)7 (16)26 (34)
Catheter removed/changed to hemodialysis during episode, n (%)34 (10)15 (7)4 (9)15 (20)
Died during episode, n (%)7 (2)4 (2)1 (2)2 (3)
  • PD, peritoneal dialysis; CAPD, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis; CCPD, continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis; CrCL, creatinine clearance; WBC, white blood cell.