Fluoroscopically-guided manipulation of malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheters.

  title={Fluoroscopically-guided manipulation of malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheters.},
  author={Martin Simons and Gaylene Pron and Mario Voros and Leslie Vanderburgh and P. V. L. N. Srinivasa Rao and Dimitrios George Oreopoulos},
  journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis},
  volume={19 6},
OBJECTIVE To review our experience with fluoroscopic evaluation and manipulation of malpositioned, malfunctioning, peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-one patients, over a 5-year period (1 May 1992 to 30 April 1997) with malfunctioning PD catheters, who had fluoroscopically-guided manipulation were reviewed. Catheters were manipulated using a malleable aluminum bar and, if necessary, guide wires or other stiffeners. Technical success was assessed on the basis of… CONTINUE READING

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