Journal article

A comparison of the Niagara (TM) and Dolphin (R) catheters for continuous renal replacement therapy

Inbyung Kim, Nigel Fealy, Ian Baldwin, Rinaldo Bellomo

The International Journal of Artificial Organs | WICHTIG EDITORE | Published : 2011


PURPOSE: The choice of vascular access catheter may affect filter life during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT); specifically, a new surface-modified catheter has been reported to possibly prevent thrombosis and catheter malfunction. DESIGN AND SETTING: A sequential, controlled study in a tertiary ICU. AIMS: To compare circuit life when CRRT was performed with a Bard®Niagara™ catheter or the surface-modified GamCath™ Dolphin® Protect 1320 catheter. PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS: We studied 50 patients with acute kidney injury requiring CRRT, all delivered with catheters in the femoral position. We obtained information on age, gender, disease severity score (APACHE II and APACHE III), f..

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