Should PD catheters be fixed in place?
PD catheters that migrate may need to be moved or replaced. In a new study from Japan, 16 patients had the usual PD catheter placement, and 25 had their catheters placed using a fixation technique. The fixed catheters were far more likely to be in the right position, and less likely to move out of position. Complication rates were similar for both groups.
Read the abstract » | (added 08-05-2014)