Blood Purif 2018 22;45(1-3):44-45. Epub 2017 Nov 22.
Renal Division, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, South Korea.
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Hemodial Int 2015 Oct 26;19(4):E17-20. Epub 2015 Mar 26.
Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
A 58-year-old woman visited the emergency department for acute occlusion of arteriovenous fistula. One session of hemodialysis was scheduled via temporary venous hemodialysis catheter before thrombectomy. Unfortunately, neck arterial cannulation was discovered after complete placement of catheter. Read More
J Vasc Interv Radiol 2004 May;15(5):457-61
Department of Radiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.
Purpose: To identify factors that may influence the function, outcome, and complications associated with tunneled hemodialysis catheters.
Materials And Methods: Radiology reports and hemodialysis, medical, and Clinical Information System (computerized patient medical record system) records were retrospectively reviewed in 221 consecutive patients who underwent tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement by interventional radiologists between January 11, 1996 and January 13, 2000 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Various patient characteristics (diabetes, smoking, hypertension, age, sex, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of cardiac catheterization, coumadin use, functional status, and obesity) were assessed for their relationship to the outcome of hemodialysis catheters. Read More
Ren Fail 2012 21;34(1):119-22. Epub 2011 Oct 21.
Division of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Clinical Hospital of Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
There are many infectious complications related to vascular access in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. We report two cases of endophthalmitis as a metastatic infection associated with a tunneled catheter and a temporary dual lumen catheter. Both patients were diabetic. Read More
J Vasc Access 2018 Mar 1:1129729818765055. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
1 Department of Vascular Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.
Introduction: Hemodialysis is the main modality of renal replacement therapy in Singapore. However, a majority of the patients in Singapore are initiated on hemodialysis via a catheter. This study examines the complication rates and factors predicting catheter-related bloodstream infections and mortality rates in patients who were initiated on hemodialysis at our institution. Read More