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Nefrología (Madrid)

On-line version ISSN 1989-2284Print version ISSN 0211-6995

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MOREIRAS-PLAZA, Mercedes et al. Repairing and recovering broken peritoneal catheters. Nefrología (Madr.) [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.6, pp.732-736. ISSN 1989-2284.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3265/Nefrologia.pre2014.Aug.12486.

Breakage of peritoneal catheters is an emergency of the technique that is uncommon but which requires immediate action when there is leakage of the dialysate and risk of infection. Early and adequate intervention can save broken catheters without interrupting peritoneal dialysis. We report our experience repairing damaged catheters using the Quinton® Peri-Patch repair kit (Quinton Instrument Co., Tyco Healthcare Group LP. Mansfield, MA., U.S.A.).

Keywords : Peritoneal catheter; Catheter breakage; Catheter damage; Repair kit.

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