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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 511-515
CAPD in Dammam Central Hospital, Saudi Arabia: A Five-Year Experience


Department of Nephrology, Dammam Central Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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Joseph T Youmbissi
Consultant Nephrologist Dammam Central Hospital, .O. Box 10388, Dammam 31443
Saudi Arabia
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Thirty-one patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) were offered continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) at the Dammam Central Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia over a period of five years. The group included 21 women and 10 men with a mean age of 41.3 17.2 years. The main indication for CAPD was poor or failed vascular access (51.4%). Peritonitis remained the major complication with an overall incidence of 0.62 episode per patient year. Staphylococcus epidermidis was the main causative organism. Therapy with CAPD lasted a mean of 26 7.4 months. Our results, showing good technique survival and low peritonitis rate, suggest that CAPD should be promoted to become a full arm of the integrated care of ESRD in Saudi Arabia.


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