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Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica

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GOMEZ CASTILLA, A. Concepción et al. Behaviour of the catheter wound in peritoneal dialysis patients in relation to care. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.4, pp.7-13. ISSN 1139-1375.

Infections of the catheter wound in peritoneal dialysis are the most frequent cause of morbility in patients who undergo this technique. There are a number of procedures for the care of the wound and it is not easy to define a single method that will guarantee good condition of the wound. In order to evaluate the behaviour of the wound related to the procedure used in their care, we studied 306 patients over 24 months, compiling socio-demographic and clinical variables. We found a high incidence of infections caused by gram-positive skin and mucous germs, with a strong correlation with the fact that the patient/family carer is a nasal carer of staphylococcus aureus and that they appear more frequently in patients who do not remove the wound dressing in the shower. We also detected an increase in pseudomonas infections when the patient does not dry the wound with a hair-dryer.

Keywords : Catheter wound; Peritoneal dialysis; Care procedure.

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