To stop PD catheter migration: location, location, location

The “real estate” used for PD catheter placement matters in preventing catheter tip migration, a study finds. Compared to 98 people who received conventional left quadrant PD catheter placement, 139 whose catheters were placed in the right lower quadrant had significantly less catheter tip migration (19.3% vs. 3.6%; P<0.01) with similar inflow and outflow time, ultrafiltration volume, infection, hemorrhage, and obstruction rates.

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