This observational retrospective healthcare medical record review study is to evaluate and
differentiate the clinical characteristics and outcomes in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients
with either endotoxin-associated sterile peritonitis (e-SP), bacterial peritonitis (BP) or no
peritonitis (NoP) over a 12-15 month period from dialysis clinics in The Netherlands,
Germany, Hungary, Portugal, and the United Kingdom (UK).
The primary study objectives are to:
- Describe changes in the peritoneal membrane function and clinical outcomes over time
between e-SP, BP and NoP PD patients.
- Describe and differentiate clinical characteristics during the acute clinical
presentation of e-SP and BP.
The secondary study objective is to:
- Generate a dataset that will facilitate post hoc exploratory hypothesis-generation related
to clinical and resource utilisation (RU) outcomes in association with e-SP.