Journal Watch - Surgical Girdle
A Post-op Surgical Girdle for Pain and Catheter Tunnel Infections in Urgent Start PD
Urgent start PD can be associated with pain and tunnel infections. In a study of 85 consecutive PD catheter placements, a surgical girdle was used from days 1-3 while patients were supine. Among the 23 patients who completed pain surveys, the girdle helped significantly. Tunnel infections were reduced as well.
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