PD Catheter Placement: Does Timing Matter?

Do patients who are able to wait 14 days before using a PD catheter have less peritonitis than those who use it sooner? Can they do PD longer? Do they live longer? There were no significant differences in any of these parameters, finds a new observational study of 149 patients, 80 early and 69 delayed. (NOTE: This is good news for early start PD.)

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