ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Hemodialysis Catheters and Catheterization Techniques
Ümit Halıcı 1, Suat Canbaz 1, Rıdvan Duran 2
1Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
2Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
Pages : 23-30


Hemodialysis refers to the regulation of renal function through ultrafiltration and diffusion via central venous catheters in emergency conditions or until the maturity of a surgically created arteriovenous fistula is obtained. Successful hemodialysis treatment includes choosing an appropriate hemodialysis catheter, selection of a suitable site for insertion, and percutaneous placement of the catheter without any problems. This article reviews hemodialysis catheters together with their characteristic features and percutaneous placement techniques.

Keywords : Catheterization, central venous/instrumentation/ methods; kidney failure, chronic; jugular veins; renal dialysis; subclavian vein
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