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Evid Based Nurs 5:14 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.1.14
  • Treatment

Review: double bag or Y-set systems reduce peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

Comparison of exchange systems for reducing peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis*

Comparison Weighted event rates RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. Mean duration of follow up not provided.
Double bag or Y-set v standard 33% v 60% 44% (33 to 53) 4 (3 to 6)
Double bag v Y-set 30% v 49% 40% (19 to 56) 6 (4 to 12)

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