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New acute peritoneal dialysis technique: wire-guide insertion and long-term indwelling of peritoneal catheter.
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PMID:  6728087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents the application of wire-guide insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheter. 30 patients who required acute peritoneal dialysis were treated using a total of 37 peritoneal catheters with the wire-guide method. The catheters were left in place as long as possible (periods totalling 644 days in all). The complication of insertion was minor bleeding with blood-tinged dialysate that tended to clear spontaneously in a few days. Leakage occurred in 17 indwelling catheters but did not occur on the days of insertion. There were 3 episodes of clinical peritonitis, so the infection rate was 1 episode every 7 patient-months. This technique is safer and simpler, i.e. the incidence of peritonitis is lower in long-term indwelling catheters, and so it will contribute to the wider and earlier utilization of peritoneal dialysis.
T Nakanishi; M Yanase; M Fujii; Y Tanaka; Y Orita; H Abe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephron     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0028-2766     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephron     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-09     Completed Date:  1984-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331777     Medline TA:  Nephron     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects,  methods*
Catheters, Indwelling*
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Dialysis / methods*

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