Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Insertion is an Essential Medical Service for Kidney Failure Patients in COVID-19 Pandemic
A Safe Technique With Outcomes Shown to be Equivalent to—or Even Better Than—Surgically Placed Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters
Nephrologist-Inserted Catheter Demonstrated a Higher Peritoneal Dialysis Utilization Rate and a Shorter Rate of Initiation with Lesser Complications
Minimally Invasive Approach Technique and Reduced Dependence on Resources in Operating Theaters
Opting for Percutaneous Catheter Insertion Encourages Efficient Use of Resources and Man-hours
Reduced dependence on resources1
Reduced dependence on operating theater staff, surgical equipment anesthetists, operating facilities and reduced hospital stays.
Avoidance of need for surgical time.
Minimally invasive approach1,2
Fewer abdominal wounds Length of hospitalization could be reduced.
Reduced risk of cancellation1
Cancellation from overbooked surgical theaters or emergency surgery taking priority.
Shorter waiting times2,3
Shorter waiting times for insertion/break-in period in kidney failure patients.
Limits time required from diagnosis of dialysis to initiation of treatment in AKI patients.
AKI: Acute Kidney Injury