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Table 3 Other complications related to urgent-start PD and outcomes in the entire cohort (n = 2059)

From: Urgent-start peritoneal dialysis for patients with end stage renal disease: a 10-year retrospective study

Complications Overall (n) Early present (n)c Surgical Repair(n)d Result in technique failure (n)d
Perioperative complications
 Bowel perforation 0 0 0 0
 Significant hemorrhagea 3 (0.1%) 3 (0.1%) 2 0
Early infectionsb 31 (1.5%)
 Peritonitis 24 (1.2%)
 Exit-site infections 7 (0.3%)
Abdominal wall complications
 Hernia 74 (3.6%) 4 (0.2%) 18 (24.3%) 8 (10.8%)
  Inguinal hernia 34 (1.7%) 3 (0.1%) 15 (44.1%) 5 (14.7%)
  Umbilical hernia 40 (1.9%) 1 (0.05%) 3 (7.5%) 3 (7.5%)
 Hydrothorax 18 (0.9%) 3 (0.1%) 0 18 (100%)
 Hydrocele 29 (1.4%) 8 (0.4%) 4 (13.8%) 9 (31.0%)
 Pericatheter leakage 19 (0.9%) 19 (0.9%) 0 0
 Subcutaneous leakage 7 (0.3%) 2 (0.1%) 0 4 (57.1%)
  1. Note. aHemorrhage requiring transfusion or surgical intervention;
  2. b Peritonitis and exit-site infections within 2 weeks after catheter insertion;
  3. c Present within the first month;
  4. d The percentage in each subtype of complications