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Talerngsak Kanjanabuch, Nuttha Lumlertgul, Lachlan J Pearson, Tanittha Chatsuwan, Krit Pongpirul, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Nisa Thongbor, Gunticha Nuntawong, Laksamon Praderm, Pantiwa Wechagama, Surapong Narenpitak, Apinya Wechpradit, Worauma Punya, Guttiga Halue, Phetpailin Naka, Somboon Jeenapongsa, Somchai Eiam-Ong
♦ Background: Melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Although a wide range of clinical manifestations from this organism are known, peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) has rarely been reported. ♦ Patients and Methods: Peritoneal dialysis patients from all regions in Thailand were eligible for the study if they had peritonitis and either peritoneal fluid or effluent culture positive for B.pseudomallei Patient data obtained included baseline characteristics, laboratory investigations, treatments, and clinical outcomes...
October 13, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Francesco Esposito, Marco Di Serafino, Concetta Ambrosio, Maria Rita Panico, Francesca Malacario, Carmela Mercogliano, Carmine Pecoraro, Patrizia Oresta
PURPOSE: Over the past two decades, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis has emerged as the first-choice dialysis modality in children awaiting for transplantation. Despite the improvements observed in catheter survival over the past several years, the obstruction is one of the reasons for immediate catheter non-function. This study assessed usefulness of ultrasound (US) in visualizing the obstruction of chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) catheter and identifying the etiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2000 and November 2012, 38 patients (20 M, 18 F) were treated with CPD and examined with US...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Usha Devi Appalsawmy, Habib Akbani
A 56-year-old man who was a Jehovah's Witness with an advanced directive against autologous procedures developed acute kidney injury needing renal replacement therapy while he was intubated and ventilated on the intensive care unit. He was being treated for hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state. He also had a healing laparotomy wound, having undergone a splenectomy less than a month ago following a road traffic accident. His hyperkalaemia and metabolic acidosis were refractory to medical treatment. As he became oligoanuric, decision was taken to carry out acute peritoneal dialysis (PD) by inserting a Tenckhoff catheter in his abdomen using peritoneoscopic technique...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Belkacem Issad, Guy Rostoker, Corinne Bagnis, Gilbert Deray
Acute renal failure (ARF) in adults in the intensive care unit (ICU) often evolves in a context of multiple organ failure, which explains the high mortality rate and increase treatment needs. Among, two modalities of renal replacement therapy, peritoneal dialysis (PD) was the first modality used for the treatment of ARF in the 1950s. Today, while PD is generalized for chronic renal failure treatment, its use in the ICU is limited, particularly, due to the advent of new hemodialysis techniques and the development of continuous replacement therapy...
July 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
P Y Chu, K L Siu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
Angel Mier Hicks, Joanne Chou, Marinela Capanu, Maeve A Lowery, Kenneth H Yu, Eileen M O'Reilly
BACKGROUND: Ascites develops in a subset of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC) at presentation or as the disease advances. Limited data exist on the prognostic importance of malignant ascites in PAC. Our hypothesis is that this information will provide an understanding of the natural history and facilitate management decisions. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 180 patients treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center diagnosed between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2014, with PAC and with ascites either at presentation or that developed during the disease course...
May 7, 2016: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Geert Maleux, Inge Indesteege, Annouschka Laenen, Chris Verslype, Ignace Vergote, Hans Prenen
BACKGROUND: To assess the technical and clinical outcome of percutaneous insertion of tunneled peritoneal catheters in the palliative treatment of refractory malignant ascites and to determine the safety and feasibility of intraperitoneal administration of cytotoxic drugs through the tunneled catheter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients palliatively treated with a tunneled peritoneal catheter to drain the malignant ascites were identified. Patients' medical history, procedural and clinical follow-up data, including complications and estimated survival, were reviewed...
June 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
Rosa Klotz, Stefan Hofer, Alexander Schellhaaß, Colette Dörr-Harim, Solveig Tenckhoff, Thomas Bruckner, Christina Klose, Markus K Diener, Markus A Weigand, Markus W Büchler, Phillip Knebel
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial improvements in surgical and anesthesiological practices leading to decreased mortality of less than 5 % at high-volume centers, pancreatic surgery is still associated with high morbidity rates of up to 50 %. Attention is increasingly directed toward the optimization of perioperative management to reduce complications and enhance postoperative recovery. Currently, two different strategies for postoperative pain management after pancreatoduodenectomy are being routinely used: patient-controlled intravenous analgesia and thoracic epidural analgesia...
2016: Trials
Mei-Fen Pai, Ju-Yeh Yang, Hung-Yuan Chen, Shih-Ping Hsu, Yen-Ling Chiu, Hon-Yen Wu, Wan-Chuan Tsai, Yu-Seng Peng
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare peritonitis rates, peritoneal dialysis technique survival and patient survival between patients who started peritoneal dialysis earlier than 14 days (early starters) and 14 days or more (delayed starters) after insertion of a Tenckhoff catheter. METHODS: Observational analysis was performed for all patients who underwent insertion of a Tenckhoff catheter at Far Eastern Memorial Hospital between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2012...
July 2016: Renal Failure
Ninoo George, Suceena Alexander, Vinoi G David, Gopal Basu, Anjali Mohapatra, Anna T Valson, Shibu Jacob, Harish K Pathak, Antony Devasia, Veerasamy Tamilarasi, Santosh Varughese
♦ Background: There are no large studies that have examined ultra-short break-in period with a blind, bedside, midline approach to Tenckhoff catheter insertion.♦ Methods: Observational cohort study of 245 consecutive adult patients who underwent percutaneous catheter insertion for chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) at our center from January 2009 to December 2013. There were 132 (53.9%) diabetics and 113 (46.1%) non-diabetics in the cohort.♦ Results: The mean break-in period for the percutaneous group was 2...
April 4, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Ramon A Tamayo-Isla, Mauro Cuba de la Cruz, Ikechi G Okpechi
South Africa has one of the highest incidences of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide due to the ongoing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic. There are, however, no reports on peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in South Africa. The aim of this study is to discuss our experience of tuberculous peritonitis in CAPD patients from a rural endemic area of South Africa. This is a retrospective descriptive study of CAPD patients diagnosed with mycobacterium peritonitis infection from January 2008 to August 2014 at the Limpopo Kidney and Dialysis Centre (LKDC) in South Africa...
March 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Abdullah Khalaf Al-Hwiesh
To evaluate the efficacy our new, three-cuff peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter, with the low-entry technique and to study its impact on catheter survival and mechanical and infectious complications, we prospectively used it in 36 incident PD patients and compared the results with those of conventional double-cuff PD Tenckhoff catheters with the classic approach used in 37 patients. The study was carried out at our university hospital over a period of 18 months. At the end of the study, significantly higher survival rate was observed with the use of new catheter compared with the conventional two-cuff Tenckhoff catheter, 91...
March 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Santosh Kumar, Aditya Prakash Sharma, Gautam Rai Chaudhary, Manish Rathi
Tenckhoff catheter placement is a well-established procedure to facilitate continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) management. Catheter malposition is a possible cause of catheter malfunction. Options to deal with early malfunction are re-exploration, omentectomy, repositioning, or new catheter placement. Technical malpositioning can be dealt with early, with minimal morbidity and cost. Here we report a case of a CAPD catheter accidentally placed preperitoneally which was salvaged using videolaparscopy...
January 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
S Tenckhoff
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January 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
H S M Lim, L C Yuin, H Y Tiong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Cheng Sun, Miao Zhang, Chunming Jiang
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is often complicated by catheter dysfunction. We designed a PD catheter implantation technique to reduce catheter dysfunction. Between June 2008 and 2012, 89 patients with end-stage renal disease were enrolled into a prospective study and randomly assigned to receive traditional catheter implantation by open surgery (n = 41) or vertical tunnel-based low-site PD catheter implantation (n = 48). Both procedures used Baxter straight double-cuffed Tenckhoff catheters. The novel implantation technique involves a low-site (7 cm above the midpoint of the pubic symphysis), individually tailored intra-abdominal segment, and increased vertical subcutaneous tunnel...
November 2015: American Surgeon
Donna McCartan, Ronan Gray, John Harty, Geoff Blake
INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects approximately 5% of the population. Based on 2014 data, peritoneal dialysis (PD) is underutilised in Northern Ireland with a prevalence of only 11% in patients requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT). Recent National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines aim to increase the rate of PD utilisation to 39% amongst patients requiring RRT. In order to implement these guidelines, nephrologists must have access to a reliable, effective PD catheter insertion service...
October 2015: Ulster Medical Journal
Bernd G Stegmayr, Wolfgang Sperker, Christina H Nilsson, Christina Degerman, Sven-Erik Persson, Jan Stenbaek, Conny Arnerlöv
We developed a technique for direct start of peritoneal dialysis. Using a coiled or straight Tenckhoff catheter often results in obstruction of flow. A self-locating Wolfram catheter is on the market. It is not clarified if this results in a benefit.The primary aim of this study was to perform a randomized investigation to clarify if the use of a self-locating peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter would result in different flow problems than a straight Tenckhoff catheter.A total of 61 insertions were made who were randomized and received either a straight Tenckhoff (n = 32) or a self-locating Wolfram catheter (n = 29)...
December 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
Clare Wong, Harry Merkur
The anatomical position of the inferior epigastric artery (IEA) subjects it to risk of injury during abdominal procedures that are close to the artery, such as laparoscopic trocar insertion, insertion of intra-abdominal drains, Tenckhoff(®) catheter (peritoneal dialysis catheter) and paracentesis. This article aims to raise the awareness of the anatomical variations of the course of the IEA in relation to abdominal landmarks in order to define a safer zone for laparoscopic ancillary trocar placement. Methods of managing the IEA injury as well as techniques to minimise the risk of injury to the IEA are reviewed and discussed...
April 2016: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Maurizio Sodo, Umberto Bracale, Gennaro Argentino, Giovanni Merola, Roberta Russo, Giuseppina Sannino, Tania Strazzullo, Domenico Russo
INTRODUCTION: The presence of pre-existing abdominal wall defect (AWD) could represent a potential contraindication for peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment. We report the results of our 6-year experience involving simultaneous repair of pre-existing AWD and catheter insertion for PD. METHODS: Patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate (e-GFR) 7-10 ml/min attending a single nephrology clinic between January 2008 and December 2014 were evaluated. Simultaneous AWD repair and catheter placement was performed...
October 2016: Journal of Nephrology
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