Journal Watch - Mechanical Complications
Lessons from Almost 15,000 PD Catheter Placements
Of the various PD catheter placement techniques, laparoscopy had higher 6-month mechanical complications, exit site infections, revision, and removal rates, while fluoroscopy had higher rates of sepsis and death. Open surgery had higher rates of catheter displacement.
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Urgent Start PD Takes on Urgent Start HD—Which One Wins?
A new meta-analysis examines survival vs. urgent start HD (which is experienced by an estimated 50%-60% of U.S. dialyzors). Pooled data from seven studies identified “a statistically significant reduced risk of all-cause mortality in patients undergoing urgent-start PD as compared to urgent-start HD.” While infectious complications did not differ, there was a significantly reduced risk of mechanical complications with PD.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-05-12)