when should be the fist flushing of pd catheter done

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SAJIMOL, Scientist from qatar asked
when should be the fist flushing of pd catheter done

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Answer by Dr. Dong Jie:
To my knowledge, there is no certain duration between the pd catheter insertion and flushing of catheter. We used to flush the catheter once per day, for 1~3 days right after the operation on the basis of a little blood may exist in the peritoneal cavity. However, no evidences or experiences showed that the catheter would be blocked if we don’t do that.

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