Urgent Start PD: Safe and Effective

The first Canadian group to try urgent start PD followed 30 patients for a total of 3 years. They found no peritonitis or exit site infections in the first 4 weeks after catheter placements, three minor leaks that were managed conservatively, and four catheter migrations that were relocated without the need for surgery. The researchers concluded that urgent start PD is safe and effective for people who need to start dialysis and do not have an access.

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