Mercedes Moreiras-Plaza

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Breakage of peritoneal catheters is an emergency of the technique that is uncommon but which requires immediate action when there is leakage of the dialysate and risk of infection. Early and adequate intervention can save broken catheters without interrupting peritoneal dialysis. We report our experience repairing damaged catheters using the Quinton®(More)
Central venous catheters are frequently used in leukapheresis to provide high flow rates. The most common locations are the subclavian or jugular vein, but insertion-related complications and inadequate flow are frequent problems. Experience using femoral venous access is limited, because this has been discouraged due to the high incidence of infectious or(More)
Peritoneal catheter malfunction is commonly related to omental wrapping, although entrapment owing to other different intraperitoneal structures is possible but rare. The authors report a case of catheter obstruction owing to fallopian tube wrapping, diagnosed and resolved by laparoscopic surgery. A brief review of this rare problem is presented.
The studies of quality of life (QoL) are becoming increasingly interesting in clinical setting because their findings have implications for making decisions on resource allocation and health policies. The assessment of health-related QoL is especially directed to patients with chronic illnesses that cause progressive deterioration and limitations, and(More)