Safety of Bedside PD Catheter Placement During COVID-19

Urgent-start PD is being used to address acute kidney injury due to COVID-19. A New York hospital successfully placed 14 PD catheters bedside to minimize use of critical hospital resources. The catheter did not work in one patient, who required HD. Another had bleeding stopped with compression and withholding of anticoagulants. The remaining 12 worked at follow up (3-18 days), with long-term follow-up suggested.

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