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Keshvari A, Lesan Pezeshki M, Younesian M. Mechanical and infectious complications of peritoneal dialysis catheters in surgical wards of Imam Khomeini Hospital: 7 Year Experience. Tehran Univ Med J 2006; 64 (6) :95-102
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6057-en.html
1- 1. Department of Surgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University , keshvari@sina.tums.ac.ir
2- 2. Department of Nephrology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University
3- 3. Department of Epidemiology, Tehran University
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Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the mechanical and infectious complications of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis catheter in surgical wards of Imam Khomeini Hospital. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 80 catheters that were inserted into 69 patients (52 men and 28 women) with end-stage chronic renal failure during a period of 84 months (13 Nov. 1996 to 13 Nov. 2003. Results: The mean age of patients was 48:35 years (16 to 79 years). The most common complications were infectious ones (71.25%), while the most common causes of the catheter removal were mechanical ones (46.5% vs. 39.55%. The predominate cause of the mechanical complications was improper position (17.5%). Migration of catheter to upper abdomen and outflow failure were the other common mechanical complications. The most common infectious complication was peritonitis (62.5%). Conclusions: The occurrence of the mechanical complications is lower than the infectious ones, but the probability of catheter loss is higher if it occurs.
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