How do you access a peritoneal dialysis catheter?
The distal cuff of the PD catheter should be outside the peritoneum (in the preperitoneal space or between both the rectus sheaths). The paraumbilical trocar is removed and the catheter is now directed to its exit-site position. A needle is used to create the subcutaneous tunnel to the left or the right abdomen.
What is the most frequent complication of peritoneal dialysis?
The most frequent and important complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters is infection, which may result in catheter loss and discontinuation of PD [1,2]. However, some evidence suggests that the transfer to hemodialysis for these reasons may be decreasing.
Can peritoneal dialysis be stopped?
Yes, dialysis patients are allowed to make decisions about stopping dialysis treatment. You are encouraged to discuss your reasons for wanting to stop treatment with your doctor, other members of your health care team and your loved ones before making a final decision.
Which is better PD or hemodialysis?
Compared with PD, hemodialysis (HD) has a higher dialysis efficacy and better capacity control, but a greater impact on hemodynamics and an increased tendency to bleed. At present, only one study has shown the effect of post-transplant dialysis modality in renal transplant recipients with DGF on 1-year outcomes.
What type of access is used for peritoneal dialysis?
Share: A peritoneal dialysis catheter is the only type of access for peritoneal dialysis (PD). A PD catheter is a flexible, hollow tube about the size of a straw that’s surgically placed in your lower abdomen. A small piece of tubing is left outside of the body that can be covered when not in use.
How do I access my peritoneal port?
The catheter is inserted through the skin and into the abdominal cavity. A few inches away, a second incision is made where the peritoneal port is placed in a small pocket under the skin. One end of the catheter is then connected to the port through a tunnel just under the skin.