Comparison of temporary and permanent catheters for acute peritoneal dialysis.

  title={Comparison of temporary and permanent catheters for acute peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={S. N. Wong and Denis F. Geary},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={63 7},
The records of 64 children who underwent acute peritoneal dialysis in the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, between 1 January 1982 and 31 December 1985 were reviewed. Rigid Trocath catheters were used in 33 patients and silastic Tenckhoff catheters in 34. The groups were comparable for age, weight, primary disease, duration of dialysis, and outcome. There were no significant differences in the incidences of leakage of dialysate, two way obstruction, bleeding, or peritonitis. Among those who… CONTINUE READING


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