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The catheter-challenged patient and the need to recognize the recurrently dysfunctional tunneled dialysis catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21175840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tunneled dialysis catheters (TDC) become dysfunctional because of placement problems, infection, thrombosis, and fibrin sheath formation. Occasional patients who are catheter dependant develop frequent catheter dysfunction because of thrombosis or thrombosis associated with fibrin sheath formation. This article attempts to define which dysfunctional catheters because of thrombosis and thrombosis associated with fibrin sheath formation actually represent a recurrently dysfunctional TDC (RDC) and puts forth an approach to managing the RDC.
Randall L Rasmussen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in dialysis     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1525-139X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Dial     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  2011-05-17     Revised Date:  2011-06-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911629     Medline TA:  Semin Dial     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Lifeline Vascular Access, VernonHills, IL 60061, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*
Device Removal
Follow-Up Studies
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Failure
Renal Dialysis / instrumentation*

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