JOHN B. COPLEY, M.D., LTC. M.C.; LINDA S. BARTRAM, M.D., Maj., M.C.; BARBARA J. SMITH, R.N.; JUAN SANDOVAL, R.N., Capt. A.N.C.; MARY K. JAMES, L.P.N.; ROBERT O. HICKMAN, M.D.
Vascular access failure is a major cause of morbidity and even mortality in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Most of these patients can be dialyzed successfully on a repetitive basis, but it is not unusual for attrition of available access sites to occur. Recently, Frances and associates (1) reported four patients in whom access attrition resulted in placement of a right atrial catheter for long-term vascular access. We report the case of a patient in whom satisfactory long-term hemodialysis has been accomplished using a transabdominal angio-access catheter.
A 66-year-old man who had had several angio-access procedures presented with no available access
COPLEY JB, BARTRAM LS, SMITH BJ, SANDOVAL J, JAMES MK, HICKMAN RO. Transabdominal Angio-Access Catheter for Long-Term Hemodialysis. Ann Intern Med. ;100:236–237. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-236
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):236-237.
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