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Totally subcutaneous hemodialysis access: experience with the LifeSite Hemodialysis System.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15704320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The LifeSite Hemodialysis System (Vasca, Inc., Tewksbury, MA) is totally subcutaneous, incorporating two silicone catheters positioned in the central venous system and connected to a stainless steel-titanium valve implanted in a subcutaneous pocket. A randomized trial and nonrandomized clinical experience have demonstrated lower rates of infection and longer device survival when 70% isopropyl alcohol is used as the antimicrobial solution with the LifeSite. Internal jugular vein placement with positioning of the valve on the anterior chest wall further improves results.
Anthony J Comerota
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Clinical Trial, Phase I; Clinical Trial, Phase II; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  Vascular     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-11     Completed Date:  2005-05-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Jobst Vascular Center, Toledo, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
2-Propanol / therapeutic use
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects,  methods*
Diabetes Complications / complications
Equipment Design
Jugular Veins / surgery
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Prosthesis-Related Infections / etiology,  prevention & control
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods*
Treatment Failure
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicones; 67-63-0/2-Propanol

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