I have always performed follow up PDF Cultures 7-14 days post antibiotic treatment for peritonitis. I have been informed not all dialysis units practice this. I have searched the ISPD Guidelines on detailed recommendations but unsuccessful. Is this not necessary?

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Carla M, Nurse from Atlanta, Georgia asked
I have always performed follow up PDF Cultures 7-14 days post antibiotic treatment for peritonitis. I have been informed not all dialysis units practice this. I have searched the ISPD Guidelines on detailed recommendations but unsuccessful. Is this not necessary?

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Neil - Australia July 13, 2019

Thanks, there are no recommendations to do a proof of cure (which I guess is what you are doing). A proportion of patients will get a subsequent infection again but this would be the minority

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Doctor MD from South America July 13, 2019

If patient’s evolution is good, peritonitis is resolved (peritoneal fluid clear and no symptoms) and antibiotic treatment was complete according to ISPD Guidelines, then there are no recommendations to do further PDF cultures

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