A review of evolving dialysis catheter technologies

Martha Grace Knuttinen, Sonia Bobra, Julian Hardman, Ron C. Gaba., James T. Bui, Charles A. Owens

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Dialysis catheters continue to play a vital role in the delivery of hemodialysis to patients for both temporary vascular access, serving as a bridge to permanent access, and for long-term access for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). During the past decade, there has been an emergence of technological advancements in the design of dialysis catheters in an attempt to reduce catheter malfunction, decrease infection rates, and improve their long-term efficiency. New improvements in catheter design are aimed at translating into improved catheter performance. This review article summarizes some of the novel catheter designs developed within the last decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-114
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Catheters
  • Dialysis
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Tunneled catheters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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