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  • Wound Vac Use Helpful for 7 Days After PD Catheter Placement

    A new PD catheter is surrounded by an open wound. Among 30 people who had PD catheters placed, half were randomly assigned to receive negative pressure wound therapy (wound vac) for 7 days. The other half received conventional dressings. The exit site scores were significantly better in the wound vac group, and their exit sites remained significantly better for the next 6 months, though peritonitis rates were the same.

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    Tags: PD Catheter, Catheter Exit site Care, Infection, Wound Vac