Complications related to peritoneal dialysis catheters are hereby classified as early and late1. Early complications arise within the first month after implantation of the catheter or the approximate period of time required for proper healing. Catheter related complications often result from errors made during catheter insertion and are exacerbated by comorbid conditions and the increased hydrostatic pressure generated by intraabdominal contents. Careful evaluation of the patient, attention to the implantation technique and rigorous care during the intra and post-operative period can markedly prevent many of these complications.
Related Journals of Peritoneal Dialysis
Complications Peritoneal Dialysis International,American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Blood Purification, American Journal of Nephrology, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology