Hi , I am wondering if there is any medical data or guidelines to suggest optimal glucose or a1c cutoff, pre-op for PD catheter insertion?

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Naveen , Doctor/MD from USA asked
Hi , I am wondering if there is any medical data or guidelines to suggest optimal glucose or a1c cutoff, pre-op for PD catheter insertion?

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Doctor (Canada) October 16, 2017

It has been shown in several studies in the general medical literature that poorer pre-operative glycemic control is associated with an increased risk of post-operative infectious complications. While it is tempting to infer that better glycemic control before PD catheter insertion might be protective against subsequent PD-related infection, I am not aware of any literature specifically addressing this question in PD patients.

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