Questions About PD
I once asked the late PD expert, Barbara Prowant, about the need for masks. While she admitted there is no hard evidence on this practice, she told me anecdotally they noticed a higher incidence of s aureus peritonitis in patients who did not mask, presumably from nasal s aureus. I think the connection systems have improved significantly from the early days of PD, and if you are not colonized with nasal s aureus and you follow meticulous technique, you will likely be OK in the privacy of your home. In any other setting, such as a hospital, I would use the mask.