PD Catheter Fixation Works

Can we keep PD catheters in place? This study compared 152 people who were randomly divided into three groups. Group 1 had their PD catheters placed with traditional open surgery. Group 2 had a modified open surgery placement. Group 3 had open surgery with the PD catheter fixated to the lower abdominal wall, and a vertical tunnel. After 6 months, all of the PD catheters worked in the fixated group—a much higher rate than for Group 1. There were no significant differences in infection, bleeding, leakage, pain, hernia, or wound healing.

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