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    Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter
    End-stage renal disease (ERD) is increasing in prevalence worldwide. There are over 650 000 cases in the US alone annually. Patients suffering from ERD are often required to undertake dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant to become available. Peritoneal dialysis involves a catheter being inserted into the abdomen, where the lower end rests in the pelvic region, while the other end it connected to an external dialysis machine. However, these catheters have a high rate of upward mig...
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