Repair of chronic peritoneal dialysis catheter.

  title={Repair of chronic peritoneal dialysis catheter.},
  author={Kumari Usha and Leonor P. Ponferrada and Barbara F. Prowant and Zbylut J. Twardowski},
  journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis},
  volume={18 4},
BACKGROUND Damage to the peritoneal dialysis catheter may be due to wear from long-term use, exposure to antibacterial agents (strong oxidants), and accidental injury from sharp objects. Repair of such catheter, if not associated with subsequent complications, would extend catheter life and reduce costs and patient inconvenience related to catheter… CONTINUE READING