Background The features of housing are an important risk factor to properly carry out the treatment of peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, the real relationship between the characteristics of housing and the development of peritonitis is currently unknown. Methods A retrospective cohort was made including all patients over 18 years who started PD between the period January 2002 and December 2011 at the Hospital National Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen. The follow-up times were described as the beginning date of use DP and the first peritonitis or other events (hemodialysis, transplant, death or abandonment). Variables were evaluated according to their type using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results The analysis included 218 patients with a mean age of 54 years ± 16. The main place where the patients did the procedure of PD is the bedroom (77.3%), which is mostly clean (54.3%), organized (71.3%) and clear (61.8%). The inputs for the procedure are stored indoors (95.7%) and the person who executes the procedure is the patient in most cases (73.1%). The observed incidence was 0.17 episodes/patient-year. The mean follow-up time was 975 days ± 750. No significant results were found between the housing conditions and the development of the first peritonitis in patients who are treated by PD. Conclusion No association was found between the housing conditions and the development of the first peritonitis. It is necessary to evaluate and improve the home visit program in order to get better information of housing conditions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Housing conditions and development of first peritonitis in patients who initiated peritoneal dialysis during the 2002-2011 period at a hospital in Lima|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Dialisis y Trasplante|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2015|