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"In this study, we identified determinants for tunneled HDC implantation time that might be relevant for patients and interventionists" Tampe et al (2022).
Tunneled hemodialysis catheter insertion

Abstract:

Background: We have previously reported that the ultrasound (US)-guided tip positioning is an accurate and safe procedure for placement of retrograde- and antegrade-tunneled hemodialysis catheters (HDCs). However, determinants of tunneled hemodialysis catheter implantation time by using US guidance have not been described yet. Therefore, we here report a comparative analysis to identify determinants of implantation time for retrograde- and antegrade-tunneled HDCs placement by US guidance.

Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study to compare implantation time for US-guided tip positioning of retrograde- and antegrade-tunneled HDCs. We included a total number of 47 tunneled HDC insertions, including 23 retrograde tunneled and 24 antegrade-tunneled HDCs in patients requiring placement of an HDC for the temporary or permanent treatment of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in a single-center, cross-sectional pilot study.

Results: We show that clinical and laboratory parameters did not differ between retrograde- and antegrade-tunneled HDC implantations. There was a tendency for shorter implantation time in antegrade-tunneled HDCs, although not statistically significant. Finally, we identified an independent inverse association between body weight (BW) and platelet counts with HDC implantation time specifically in antegrade-tunneled HDCs.

Conclusion: In this study, we identified determinants for tunneled HDC implantation time that might be relevant for patients and interventionists.

Reference:

Tampe D, Tampe B. Determinants of Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheter Implantation Time by Ultrasound Guidance: A Single-Center Cross-Sectional Study. J Clin Med. 2022 Jun 19;11(12):3526. doi: 10.3390/jcm11123526. PMID: 35743596; PMCID: PMC9225020.