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Early use conversion of the HeRO dialysis graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21498025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although more challenging to place, the HeRO device (Hemosphere Inc, Eden Prairie, Minn) provides the dialysis access-challenged patient the opportunity to have an upper extremity graft rather than being dependent on a catheter or requiring a lower extremity access. A major difficulty with the HeRO is the need for a concomitant dialysis catheter until the graft matures. This has been associated with a large number of bacteremia episodes. Currently available early-access grafts have patency rates similar to standard polytetrafluoroethylene. We have modified the HeRO insertion technique to combine its attributes with those of an early-use graft. In the five patients presented in this report, we confirm that this new technique can give the patient a graft that is functional ≤72 hours and obviate the need for a concomitant catheter. This results in an infection-free access over the follow-up period.
Earl Schuman; Amy Ronfeld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-25     Completed Date:  2011-08-15     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1742-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Legacy Oregon Surgical, Portland, OR, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Kidney Failure, Chronic / surgery*
Renal Dialysis*
Retrospective Studies

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