A comparative analysis of percutaneous and open surgical techniques for peritoneal catheter placement.

Citation data:

Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, ISSN: 1718-4304, Vol: 32, Issue: 6, Page: 628-35

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237976
PMID:
22550118
DOI:
10.3747/pdi.2011.00187
PMCID:
PMC3524906
Author(s):
Medani, Samar; Shantier, Mohamed; Hussein, Wael; Wall, Catherine; Mellotte, George
Publisher(s):
MultiMed Inc.
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Medicine
article description
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the preferred available option of renal replacement therapy for a significant number of end-stage kidney disease patients. A major limiting factor to the successful continuation of PD is the long-term viability of the PD catheter (PDC). Bedside percutaneous placement of the PDC is not commonly practiced despite published data encouraging use of this technique. Its advantages include faster recovery and avoidance of general anesthesia.