Indications for peritoneal dialysis catheter removal: 1. Refractory peritonitis: failure to respond to appropriate antibiotics within 5 days 2. Fungal peritonitis 3. Relapsing peritonitis 4. Peritonitis in the setting of severe exit site or tunnel infection 5. Peritonitis due to multiple enteric organisms in the setting of a surgical abdomen
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a way to cleanse the blood. Some patients may prefer this method due to poor hemodialysis access routes and heart instability. Others prefer it due to more flexible diet and fluids intake. Your belly might feel full or bloated. If you have diabetes, your dosage of insulin or other medications may need to change.