Renal vascular access device innovation


Intravenous products: Infection Control Today report “Johns Hopkins University graduate students have invented a device to reduce the risk of infection, clotting and narrowing of the blood vessels in patients who need blood-cleansing dialysis because of kidney failure. The device, designed to be implanted under the skin in a patient’s leg, would give a technician easy access to the patient’s bloodstream and could be easily opened and closed at the beginning and end of a dialysis procedure. The prototype has not yet been used in human patients, but testing in animals has begun.”

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