LTC JOHN B. COPLEY, M.D., MC; JAMES A. HASBARGEN, M.D., MC
To the editor: In the February 1984 issue (1) we reported the use of a transabdominal angioaccess catheter for long-term hemodialysis. We now wish to describe our further experience with this patient.
The catheter was used successfully on a thrice-weekly hemodialysis schedule for 50 months until the patient died of a disorder unrelated to his dialytic therapy. During use of the catheter and despite the fact that the patient had an ileostomy, there were no instances of bacteremia or tunnel infection. Exit site infections did occur, but not at an excessive rate. All were treated successfully with oral antibiotics and
COPLEY LJB, HASBARGEN JA. Transabdominal Angioaccess Catheter for Long-Term Hemodialysis. Ann Intern Med. ;106:327. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-2-327_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(2):327.
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