Self-locating catheters (SLC) vs. straight Tenckhoff catheters for PD

Which is better to reduce complications: an SLC designed to avoid trapping the tip against the abdomen wall? Or, a single cuff, straight Tenckhoff catheter? In a series of 78 people new to PD, 40 were given SLCs and 38 were given Tenckhoffs. Prior to the start of PD, there were no differences between the groups. But, once PD began, there were fewer problems in the SLC group (p=0.021). Plus, it was easier to solve problems with SLCs using laxatives, and no surgeries were needed.

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