Journal Watch - PD Catheter
Meta-analysis of Omental Procedures with PD Catheter Placement
Should removal (omentectomy) or fixation in place (omentopexy) of the curtain of omentum tissue be routine when a PD catheter is placed? In 15 studies (with low-to-moderate evidence), omental procedures reduced the risk of a need to remove the PD catheter. There were no differences in catheter malposition, migration, or peritonitis.
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Omental Procedures During PD Catheter Placement and PD Success
Removing or fixing the omentum in place may reduce the risk of PD catheter malfunction. A review of 15 studies found less catheter failure, obstruction, or removal when omental procedures were done.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-02-14)