Journal Watch - Complications
Urgent-start PD Catheter Placement - Surgical vs. Percutaneous
PD catheter placement does NOT have to be limited to just minimally-invasive percutaneous procedures, suggests a literature review. But, minimizing intraperitoneal pressure for the first 2 weeks IS important.
Read the abstract » | (added 02/14/2019)
Low-volume Tidal PD for Urgent Starts
A randomized, prospective trial was done to see if tidal PD (TPD) would improve outcomes among 27 urgent start PD patients, vs. 22 who did low-volume intermittent PD. After follow up for up to 2 years, the TPD group did have significantly fewer catheter complications. Both options had about the same technique survival.
Read the abstract » | (added 01/11/2019)