Good morning. Does the ISPD have a position on use of Effluent Sample Bags specifically developed and designed to collect specimens from the patient transfer set for culture when peritonitis is suspected? The sample bag that I have seen is made by a well known vendor of CAPD solutions and supplies (dual bag, y-connection), and the procedure for collection of the specimen mirrors that used for connection and disconnection during an exchange. The product is essentially a miniature drain bag. There is no instillation of solution involved.
ANSWEREDCheryl G answered April 19, 2018
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 We currently have a patient with a profuse pseudomonas aeruginosa exit site infection (nil tunnel involvement). It was treated PO Ciprofloxacin and has not responded. The treating Nephrologist was interested to know if topical Gentamicin has ever been used and if so if it has proven effective against pseudomonas exit site infections. Any other information you have on successfully treating pseudomonas exit site infections would be appreciated also.
ANSWEREDLauren M answered November 2, 2016
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