Introduction: The implant of tunneled catheters, may be associated with some complications such as bleeding after insertion. We aimed this study to present a modified method for catheter insertion to prevent bleeding after the procedure.
Method: The study included the analysis of retrospective results of 5339 tunneled catheter insertion procedures in our center, 5005 of which were performed using the standard method, and in 334 cases, the modified technique was applied.
Results: Applying a two-mattress suture was a safe and easy to apply and useful method for tunneled catheter insertion in our center. We reported only one bleeding around the catheter entry site with this modified technique of tunneled catheter removal. While the standard and routine technique was associated with 39 cases of bleeding.
Discussion and conclusion: In our practice, the two-mattress suture procedure is the simplest and best method of central venous catheter insertion in hemodialysis patients and it is associated with less bleeding around the catheter entry site, so, it can be applied over the world.Reference:
Khavanin Zadeh M, Chehrehgosha H. Two mattress suture: A useful technique to prevent bleeding in tunneled catheter insertion. J Vasc Access. 2023 May 7:11297298231173159. doi: 10.1177/11297298231173159. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37151029.