Journal Watch - Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)
RCT: Which Works Best, Straight or Coiled PD Catheters?
A metaanalysis recently found that straight catheters were better, and an RCT of 308 CAPD patients randomly assigned to receive a straight (n=153) or coiled (n=155) catheter corroborates that finding. After a mean follow-up of 21 months, straight PD catheters caused almost 9 times less dysfunction or drainage failure (0.7% vs. 5.8%) with less pain than coiled catheters. Both catheters had a similar risk of peritonitis.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-09-11)