Few Outflow Problems With a Self-locating Catheter for Peritoneal Dialysis: A Randomized Trial
2015 (English)In: Medicine (Baltimore, Md.), ISSN 0025-7974, E-ISSN 1536-5964, Vol. 94, no 48, e2083Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We developed a technique for direct start of peritoneal dialysis. Using a coiled or straight Tenckhoff catheter often results in obstruction of flow. A self-locating Wolfram catheter is on the market. It is not clarified if this results in a benefit.The primary aim of this study was to perform a randomized investigation to clarify if the use of a self-locating peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter would result in different flow problems than a straight Tenckhoff catheter.A total of 61 insertions were made who were randomized and received either a straight Tenckhoff (n = 32) or a self-locating Wolfram catheter (n = 29). A previously described operation technique allowed immediate postoperative start of dialysis. Seven straight Tenckhoff catheters had to be changed into self-locating catheters, and none vice versa, due to flow problems (P = 0.011). An early leakage resulted in temporarily postponed PD in 4 patients. This study showed that using the present operation technique the self-locating PD-catheter causes fewer obstruction episodes than a straight Tenckhoff catheter. This facilitates immediate postoperative start of PD.
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2015. Vol. 94, no 48, e2083
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120206DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000002083ISI: 000369540400006PubMedID: 26632891OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-120206DiVA: diva2:927150