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Title: Five years of surgical experience with peritoneal dialysis
Authors: Remes, J
Peeters, J
Coosemans, Willy
Donck, J
Geuens, M
Vlaminck, H
Vanrenterghem, Yves #
Issue Date: Aug-1998
Series Title: Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:98 issue:2 pages:66-70
Abstract: In this study, we evaluate retrospectively five years experience with the Swann Neck Missouri DC catheters. Sixty three catheters are placed in 51 patients. The total observation period is 695.6 months and the average time is 13.6 months per patient. The last 21 catheters are coiled type. Infectious complications remain the most worrisome problem in peritoneal dialysis. Exit site infections are seen in 24%, tunnel infections in 8%, peritonitis in 38% and abdominal hernias in 16% of the patients. The results in our series (peritonitis every 29.0 patient-months) are in accordance with data from the literature. The combination of a good surgical technique and an efficient postoperative attendance have reduced this frequency. In the situation of a tunnel infection, surgical removal remains the treatment of choice. To prevent an exit site infection, the entry port must be well nursed and protected. A coexisting abdominal hernia can be repaired during the implantation procedure. Fourty six peritoneal dialysis catheters have been removed. Transplantation and death are the main reasons (59%).
ISSN: 0001-5458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Nephrology
Thoracic Surgery
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