Published online May 6, 2015. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v4.i2.287
Peer-review started: July 25, 2014
First decision: October 28, 2014
Revised: October 30, 2014
Accepted: December 29, 2014
Article in press: December 31, 2014
Published online: May 6, 2015
Core tip: This manuscript revised the data from narrative and systematic review, as well as those from a proportional meta-analysis study, regarding comparisons between antibiotic regimens used to peritoneal dialysis-related treatment, empathizing protocols for initial treatment. There is no consensus on the best treatment and the only published systematic review and its recent update have failed to find superiority of any regimen. This type of analysis, commonly excludes several studies, some of them with a great number of cases. Therefore, this review intends to contribute in this issue analyzing the results from different types of reviews.