Blog
About

0
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found

      Salvage of Clotted Jugular Vein Hemodialysis Catheters

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Jugular venous catheters (JVC) provide rapid, vascular access for both emergency and maintenance hemodialysis in both acute and end-stage renal disease. Clotting and occlusion of JVC is a common problem necessitating alternate vascular access. Urokinase will declot 80-90% of central venous catheters; however, recurrence of catheter occlusion is frequent. We successfully employed a guide wire insertion technique to salvage occluded JVC after failed urokinase infusion. In 24 patients JVCs, inserted for either temporary or permanent vascular access, clotted within 6-55 days of initiating hemodialysis. Urokinase (5,000 IU) instilled into both arterial and venous limbs of the catheter had been unsuccessful in restoring patency. In these patients, we inserted a soft-tipped guide wire into both lumina. In 21 of 24 patients (87.5%), guide wire insertion opened the occluded JVC, permitting immediate initiation of hemodialysis. We conclude that for clotted JVC unresponsive to urokinase infusion, guide wire insertion can salvage most catheters thereby facilitating hemodialysis.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1994
          1994
          17 December 2008
          : 68
          : 1
          : 77-79
          Affiliations
          aRenal Division, Interfaith Medical Center, bRenal Unit, Kings County Hospital Center, cRenal Division, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, N.Y.
          Article
          188223 Nephron 1994;68:77–79
          10.1159/000188223
          7991044
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

          Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

          Page count
          Pages: 3
          Categories
          Original Paper

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Urokinase, Hemodialysis, Guide wire, Jugular venous catheters

          Comments

          Comment on this article