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what exactly is peritoneal dialysis catheter manipulation?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Repositioning: Usually using an endoscopic surgery. Usually done due to malfunction of the peritoneal tube i.e. Not draining fluid well. Change of position makes for a better chance for the catheter to work better.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
PD Catheters: This is a procedure that is used to get a malfunctioning catheter to work again. There are many different ways this is done - putting a wire down the catheter or putting other devices down the catheter. Ask you doctor for a more thorough explanation.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Catheter move: Peritoneal dialysis catheter manipulation refers to a procedure done by an experienced surgeon or an experienced interventional radiologist who will adjust the internal position within your abdomen of the internal aspect of the PD catheter. The catheter is not removed and replaced. Rather the inner tube only is moved within the abdomen to allow better flows of the dialysis fluid.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Do I need to be very careful in catheter care during peritoneal dialysis?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Definitely: Infection tracking to the inside of the abdomen is not only very painful but will limit the life of the procedure. A resistant infection could lead to removing the tube and just using hemodialysis procedure instead.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do you code removal of a peritoneal dialysis catheter? Or icd 9

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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
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