Outcomes after peritoneal dialysis catheter placement.

  title={Outcomes after peritoneal dialysis catheter placement.},
  author={Jennifer L. Carpenter and Sara Childress Fallon and Sarah J Swartz and Paul K. Minifee and Darrell Cass and Jed G. Nuchtern and Ashwin P. Pimpalwar and Mary L. Brandt},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={51 5},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to review surgical outcomes after elective placement of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters in children with end-stage renal disease. METHODS Children with PD catheters placed between February 2002 and July 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Outcomes were catheter life, late (>30days post-op) complications (catheter malfunction, catheter malposition, infection), and re-operation rates. Comparison groups included laparoscopic versus open placement, age… CONTINUE READING