Speaker Biography

Kishore Kumar

Advance Renal Care Seychelles Private Limited, Seychelles

Title: Microbiological profile of PD peritonitis from tertiary care centers in Chennai, India and review of literature

Kishore Kumar

Dr. Kishore Kumar is a physician by profession with major experience in Nephrology. Currently serving in Seychelles with Advance Renal Care International but also worked as medical officer in start of career with two most renowned organizations Agha Khan University & Save The Children int: in Pakistan and later on joined Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences as resident Nephrology for 5 years. Awarded and latter completed an international fellowship in Peritoneal Dialysis at Madras Medical Mission Hospital Chennai India by International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis. Awarded ISN-ANIO certification of Fellowship in Clinical Nephropathology in 2017 by International Society of Nephrology. 



Peritonitis is one of the leading complications of PD peritonitis. A rapid and accurate microbiological diagnosis helps in the appropriate management of PD related infections. A retrospective analysis of 97 samples from 73 patients from 3 centers (Madras Medical Mission, Railway Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital) with PD related peritonitis was done. Automated culture techniques, special stains and molecular techniques were used in the diagnosis of the organisms. The aim of this study was to determine the causes of culture positive and negative peritonitis and throw light on the microbiological profile of PD peritonitis.