Ana E. Figueiredo, Carlos E. Poli de Figueiredo, Domingos O. d’Avila
From: Renal Unit, Hospital São Lucas, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
This article describes our five-year experience of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with bag exchanges performed without use of a face mask. The study took place in the renal unit at a university hospital. All patients admitted to the CAPD program from February 1995 to March 2000 were trained to perform bag exchanges without use of a face mask. Occurrence of peritonitis episodes was the outcome of interest.