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)
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.
Despite the 40 years history, the comparable survival of Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), and the improved PD technique survival, the percentage of patients performing PD is low. After a short history review and data description, we analyze the many non-medical factors (“the vicious circle”) that contribute to the underutilization of(More)
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)