Upper Abdominal PD Exit Site May Reduce Infection
A change in the exit site location may matter for PD. A non-randomized study of 147 catheter placements compared standard straight catheters to longer, swan-neck ones placed in the upper abdomen. Those with the upper abdominal catheters had far less exit site and tunnel infections. Peritonitis rates were similar.
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