Journal Watch - Pd Catheter
To Reinsert a PD Catheter or Not to Reinsert: That is the Question
Among 470 PD patients in Singapore, 92 required PD catheter removal. Of these, 39% had a second PD catheter placed, while the rest switched to HD. Patients who could not continue PD were excluded from the analysis. Survival was about the same in both groups. Surprisingly, those who required catheter removal due to infection were more likely to be able to continue PD than those who required it due to catheter malfunction.
Read the abstract » | (added 05/15/2019)
PD and Inflammation
The moment a PD catheter is inserted or fluid is instilled in the peritoneum, a cascade of cytokines occurs. This reaction is reduced somewhat when a neutral-pH, low-GDP fluid is used, vs. a conventional one, finds a new observational study.
Read the abstract » | (added 02/15/2018)