Surgical versus percutaneous techniques for peritoneal dialysis catheter placement: A meta-analysis of the outcomes

@inproceedings{Tullavardhana2016SurgicalVP,
  title={Surgical versus percutaneous techniques for peritoneal dialysis catheter placement: A meta-analysis of the outcomes},
  author={Thawatchai Tullavardhana and Prinya Akranurakkul and Withoon Ungkitphaiboon and Dolrudee Songtish},
  booktitle={Annals of medicine and surgery},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an effective method of renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal disease patients. The PD catheter could be inserted by surgical (open surgery/laparoscopic-assisted) or percutaneous techniques. However, the efficacy of the techniques, including catheter survival and catheter related complications, is still controversial. METHOD The dataset was defined by searching PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar and the Cochrane database that had been published until… CONTINUE READING
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