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Does endoluminal brushing eliminate the need for catheter removal in peritoneal dialysis patients with persistent peritonitis?
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PMID:  14763075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recurrent and persistent peritonitis episodes are exhausting problems in children on chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) and can lead to discontinuation of treatment. In the present report, we describe our clinical experience with endoluminal brushing (EB) in 3 pediatric patients with refractory peritonitis episodes maintained on chronic PD. The EB was performed on 4 occasions in 3 patients. Peritonitis resolved in 2 of the patients. The remaining patient required removal of the PD catheter. No adverse events have since been observed. Endoluminal brushing should be considered an option for the management of persistent peritonitis before catheter removal.
Nejat Aksu; Onder Yavascan; Orhan D Kara; Hakan Erdogan; Murat Kangin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in peritoneal dialysis. Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1197-8554     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Perit Dial     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-06     Completed Date:  2004-02-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9104803     Medline TA:  Adv Perit Dial     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
SSK Tepecik Teaching Hospital, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Yenisehir, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling* / adverse effects
Device Removal
Peritoneal Dialysis / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Peritonitis / etiology,  prevention & control*,  therapy

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