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Clin Imaging. 2013 Mar-Apr;37(2):251-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2012.06.001. Epub 2012 Jul 9.

A comparison of standard dual-tip hemodialysis catheter split lumen hemodialysis catheter.

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Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Medical Science, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To compare a split lumen (SLC) with the standard dual-tip hemodialysis catheter (DTC).

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The patients who underwent DTC insertion or SLC insertion were enrolled. Initial catheter dwell times (ICDT) and catheter-related complications were compared.

RESULTS:

SLC (n=80) and DTC (n=133) were enrolled. ICDT was 71.94 days (SLC) and 68.55 days (DTC) (P=.76). Catheter migration was detected in 10.5% and 12.4% (SLC) and in 1.7% and 2.0% (DTC) (P=.0026).

CONCLUSIONS:

SLC did not extend the ICDT compared to DTC. Furthermore, SLC was more prone to catheter-related complications, particularly catheter migration, than DTC.

PMID:
23465976
DOI:
10.1016/j.clinimag.2012.06.001
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