Journal Watch - Half percutaneous Technique
Simplified Half Percutaneous PD Catheter Placement Technique
Use of a simple modified metal trocar was safe and effective in a series of 280 consecutive PD patients followed for 3 years. Taking an average of less than 30 minutes, the new technique was technically successful 99.3% of the time initially, with mechanical complications occurring in 10% during the follow-up period; most commonly catheter malfunction, and 32 episodes of peritonitis (10.4%). By the end of the study, 83.9% lived and still had their initial catheters.
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