Journal Watch - Incident PD
Intraperitoneal Pressure and Hernias
While it has long been believed that high intraperitoneal pressure (IPP) is a factor in hernia development, this notion had not been proven. A prospective observational study of 124 incident PD patients over a 10-year period suggests that the common wisdom was correct. Higher IPP at PD onset, older age, higher BMI, prior hernia, laparoscopic PD catheter placement, and technique failure were related to hernia formation.
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