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  • Perhaps Prophylactic Omentectomy Should be Standard in Pediatric PD Patients

    A meta-analysis of nine studies and 775 patients found significant reductions in catheter obstruction in children who had an omentectomy at the time of PD catheter placement. There was a trend toward reduced rates of PD catheter removal or reinsertion as well.

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    Tags: Prophylactic Omentectomy, Pediatric PD, Catheter Obstruction