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Metaanalysis: Weighted PD Catheters are Better
Analysis of data from 20 RCTs and 18 observational studies found no differences between double-cuff vs. single-cuff, swan-neck vs. straight-neck, and coiled-tip vs. straight tip PD catheters. Weighted PD catheters, on the other hand, were linked with significantly lower rates of tunnel infection, migration, drainage failure, cuff extrusion, and complication-related removal.
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