The review of outcomes of acute peritoneal dialysis in King Edward hospital between 2009 and 2010

Kwazi Ndlovu, Alain Assounga

Abstract


  1. Aims (objectives of study) – please list.

          I.       To evaluate the outcomes of acute peritoneal dialysis among dialysis requiring renal failure patients admitted to King Edward Hospital between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2010.

         II.       To evaluate the risk factors, pattern and incidence of catheter related complication among King Edward Hospital acute peritoneal dialysis patients.

       III.       To describe the epidemiology of patients presenting to King Edward Hospital with dialysis requiring renal failure

 

  1. Hypothesis to be tested.

High volume acute peritoneal dialysis used in the treatment of dialysis requiring renal failure among patients admitted King Edward Hospital is not associated with adverse outcome.

 

3.     Summary of the proposed research (restrict to 100 words)

Review of specific hospital records of all consecutive patients admitted to King Edward Hospital Peritoneal Dialysis ward between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2010.  Demographic information and biochemical data will be recorded in data capture sheets.  Furthermore, medical records from Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and King Edward Hospital will be reviewed for each patient for up to six months after the initial admission to identify the probable primary nephropathy and the type of renal replacement offered as well as the outcome of such treatment.