Table 1.

Demographics of peritonitis and treatment outcomes of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) cohort

DemographicsOverall (%), [Interquartile Range]Culture-Negative Peritonitis (%), [Interquartile Range]Culture-Positive Peritonitis (Any Pathogen; %), [Interquartile Range]
Episodes of peritonitis620165 (27)455 (73)
No. of patients with peritonitis378125 (33)253 (67)
No. of catheters with peritonitis411128 (31)283 (69)
Median age at first infection, yr5 [1–15]3.5 [1–14.5]6 [1–15]
Duration from catheter insertion to first peritonitis, d323 [115–639]232 [54.4–523]366 [138–694]
G tube present at time of peritonitis29 (7)10 (8)19 (7)
Outcomes
 Resolved with antibiotic/antifungal treatment473 (76)143 (88)330 (73)
 Treated with temporary catheter removal36 (6)5 (4)31 (7)
 Treated with permanent catheter removal75 (12)5 (4)70 (16)
 Median no. of days of hospitalization for treatment of peritonitis55 [3, 8]5 [3–10]