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Hemodialysis Access Catheters

  • Christopher R. IngrahamEmail author
  • Karim Valji
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Abstract

Greater than 60 % of patients with end-stage renal disease initiate dialysis by a central venous catheter, and approximately 20 % of all dialysis patients are undergoing dialysis via a central venous catheter at any point in time. Given the widespread use of central venous catheters for dialysis access, this chapter will serve as a comprehensive overview of the topic, including a review of both tunneled and non-tunneled catheters, site selection, techniques for placement, and management of device-related complications.

Keywords

Central venous catheter Central venous access techniques Temporary hemodialysis catheter Tunneled hemodialysis catheter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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