Table 3.

Treatment characteristics and clinical outcomes of PD-associated peritonitis caused by Pseudomonas alone or in association with other organisms (polymicrobial peritonitis) in Australia 2003 through 2006

OutcomePseudomonas Alone (n = 145 Episodes)Pseudomonas and Other Organisms (n = 46 Episodes)P
Treatment
    change to second antibiotic regimen (n [%])91 (63)35 (76)0.14
    time to second antibiotic regimen (d; median [IQR])3.00 (1.00 to 4.00)2.00 (1.00 to 4.00)0.70
    change to third antibiotic regimen (n [%])32 (22)16 (35)0.12
    time to third antibiotic regimen (d; median [IQR])6.00 (4.00 to 11.00)6.00 (3.00 to 7.75)0.40
    total antibiotic treatment duration (d; median [IQR])16.00 (9.00 to 22.00)15.00 (10.00 to 24.25)0.50
Relapse (n [%])12 (8)5 (11)0.60
Hospitalization
    n (%)113 (78)37 (80)0.70
    duration (d; median [IQR])9.00 (4.25 to 20.00)14.00 (7.00 to 21.00)0.20
Catheter removal
    n (%)63 (43)21 (46)0.80
    time to occurrence (d; median [IQR])5.00 (3.00 to 9.00)10.00 (4.00 to 13.00)0.10
Temporary hemodialysis
    n (%)17 (12)3 (7)0.30
    time to occurrence (d; median [IQR])7.00 (4.00 to 12.00)10.00 (4.00 to 24.00)0.60
    duration (d; median [IQR])69.00 (45.50 to 95.00)127.00 (51.00 to 161.00)0.30
Permanent hemodialysis
    n (%)46 (32)20 (43)0.14
    time to occurrence (d; median [IQR])6.00 (3.00 to 14.00)6.00 (5.00 to 12.00)0.50
Death
    n (%)4 (3)2 (4)0.60
    time to death (d; median [IQR])19.00 (2.50 to 50.00)21.00 (16.00 to 26.00)0.70