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Table 2 Complications over one year of follow-up

From: Percutaneous insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheter is a safe and effective technique irrespective of BMI

Complications Percutaneous (n = 83) Surgical (n = 95) P-value
Non-infectious complications
Early [n (%)]
 Mechanical catheter dysfunction 8 (9.64) 9 (9.47) 0.97
 Dialysate leakage 0 0
 Hernia 0 0
 Bleeding 0 0
 Visceral injury 0 0
 Insertion failure 0 0
Late [n (%)]
 Mechanical catheter dysfunction 2 (2.41) 3 (3.16) 1.00
 Dialysate leakage 0 0
 Hernia 0 4 (4.21) 0.17
 Bleeding 0 0
Total [n (%)] 10 (12.05) 16 (16.84) 0.37
Infectious complications
Early [n (%)]
 Peritonitis 1 (1.20) 3 (3.16) 0.71
Catheter related infections 0 0
Late [n (%)]
 Peritonitis 4 (4.82) 11 (11.58) 0.11
 Catheter related infections 0 1 (1.05) 1.00
Total [n (%)] 5 (6.02) 15 (15.79) 0.04
  1. Variables are presented as number and percentage (if number is not 0). The upper half of the table is non-infectious complications, and the lower half is infectious complications. Both non-infectious and infectious complications are divided into three parts, i.e., early stage, late stage and total. Early was defined as complications occurred within 30 days after catheter insertion (for non-infectious), or 2 weeks after insertion (for infectious). Bleeding means only severe conditions when demanding transfusion or surgical hemostasis. Catheter related infection consists of exit site and tunnel infections