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Initial clinical experience with a new heparin-coated chronic hemodialysis catheter.
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PMID:  19473278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this paper we wish to report our clinical experience with a new heparin-coated dialysis catheter with a symmetric tip. Over a 16-month period, 60 heparin-coated Tal Palindrome catheters were placed in 57 patients. Catheter patency, catheter-related complications, and reasons for catheter removal were recorded. The patient's initial cause of end-stage renal disease, underlying diseases, and site of access were recorded as well. Patients were specifically followed for development of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Patient ages were 34-91 (average 66). Fifty-four percent of patients had a history of diabetes. Sixty catheters were placed for a total of 5353 catheter-days. The average catheter indwell time was 107 days (range of 2-381 days). Catheter-related infection occurred in 6 patients over the study period, with a rate of 1.12/1000 catheter-days. Bacteremia occurred in 3 patients with a rate of 0.56/1000 catheter-days. Six catheters were removed or exchanged due to malfunction. There was no incidence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Initial clinical experience with the heparin-coated Tal Palindrome hemodialysis catheter demonstrated safe, reliable use, and low infection rates.
Hamid Mojibian; Marcelo Spector; Nina Ni; Donna Eliseo; Jeffrey Pollak; Michael Tal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1542-4758     ISO Abbreviation:  Hemodial Int     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-25     Completed Date:  2010-02-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101093910     Medline TA:  Hemodial Int     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Interventional Radiology, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Catheters, Indwelling*
Heparin / chemistry*
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis / instrumentation*,  methods
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
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