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Blood Purif. 2007;25(3):229-32. Epub 2007 Mar 23.

A prospective study to compare subcutaneously buried peritoneal dialysis catheter technique with conventional technique.

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Department of Nephrology, E-Da Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Abstract

AIMS:

To reduce peritoneal dialysis-related infections, Moncrief-Popovich (MP) designed a special catheter and implantation technique. Herein we report our experience of patients treated with the MP and conventional approach.

METHODS:

A total of 214 patients were divided into three groups according to catheter type and implantation technique: group A received a MP catheter (MPC) via MP technique (n = 27); group B received Tenckhoff catheters via MP technique (n = 32), and group C received Tenckhoff catheters via conventional technique (n = 155). Data were collected for infection and catheter survival.

RESULTS:

The catheter survival and peritonitis rate was similar in our study groups. Age was found to be the significant factor associated with peritonitis rate.

CONCLUSIONS:

Although the MP technique was not associated with a lower peritonitis rate in our practice, the possible benefit of less healthcare costs is still considerable.

PMID:
17384502
DOI:
10.1159/000101027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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