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Central venous access for long-term haemodialysis.
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PMID:  3931618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long-term central venous catheterization has been used as the sole method of vascular access in nine chronic dialysis patients with severe access difficulties. The catheters were inserted into the right atrium via external or internal jugular veins by a simple operative technique and have remained in situ for 1-33 months. Although three catheters required replacement for incorrect positioning (two patients) and catheter-associated thrombosis (one patient) no patient failed with the technique. Catheter-related complications were infrequent. The study demonstrates that it is possible to undertake adequate and safe haemodialysis through a permanently indwelling central venous catheter in patients in whom conventional methods of vascular access, and other modes of renal replacement therapy, have failed repeatedly.
D M Francis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-28     Completed Date:  1985-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / methods*
Long-Term Care
Renal Dialysis / methods*

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