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Table 4 Clinical outcomes of first episodes of peritonitis in Australian PD patients during the period 2003–2008, according to patient proximity to their nearest PD unit

From: The effects of living distantly from peritoneal dialysis units on peritonitis risk, microbiology, treatment and outcomes: a multi-centre registry study

Outcome ≥100 km from PD Unit (n = 193) <100 km from PD Unit (n = 2915) P value
Cure with antibiotics 161 (83%) 2283 (78%) 0.1
Relapse 4 (2%) 40 (1%) 0.4
Hospitalisation    
 Number (%) 123 (64%) 2115 (73%) 0.008
 Duration 6 [3-12] 6 [3-11] 0.8
Catheter removal    
 Number (%) 28 (15%) 538 (18%) 0.2
 Time to occurrence 7 [2–13.75] 6 [3-12] 0.6
Temporary haemodialysis    
 Number (%) 7 (4%) 96 (3%) 0.8
 Time to occurrence 5 [2-8] 6.5 [3.25-10] 0.4
 Duration 125[88–145] 63.5 [20–94.25] 0.007
Permanent haemodialysis    
 Number (%) 22 (11%) 452 (16%) 0.1
 Time to occurrence 7.5 [2.75-20.25] 7 [4–12.75] 0.8
Death    
 Number (%) 2 (1.0%) 83 (1.8%) 0.4
 Time to death -* 15.5 [1.25-31.25] 0.4
  1. * Unable to provide median [interquartile range] due to occurrence of only 2 deaths in this group.
  2. Results are expressed as number (%) or median days [25th - 75th percentile].