A comparison of the dual lumen and coaxial catheters for temporary hemodialysis access

G. K. Walters, A. J. Jescovitch, H. A. Jones, C. E. Jones

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Abstract

Percutaneous central venous catheterization can provide reliable temporary hemodialysis access. The current study compared the hemodynamic performance of 28 coaxial catheters to 27 side by side catheters. A total of 675 dialysis sessions were evaluated to assess the flow characteristics of these designs. The results demonstrated that the side by side catheter provided greater cumulative blood flow with more favorable venous and arterial pressures. Nevertheless, the coaxial catheter performed satisfactorily and met the minimum standards for these devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-212
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Volume20
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 1997

Keywords

  • Chronic renal failure
  • Co-axial catheter
  • Side by side catheter
  • Temporary hemodialysis access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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