Avoiding problems in tunneled dialysis catheter placement

  title={Avoiding problems in tunneled dialysis catheter placement},
  author={Anil K. Agarwal and Nabil J. Haddad and Khaled Boubes},
  journal={Seminars in Dialysis},
  pages={535 - 540}
Tunneled dialysis catheters (TDCs) remain the predominant vascular access for initiation of hemodialysis (HD) worldwide. TDCs are also utilized in a significant number of prevalent patients for continuation of dialysis and during the periods of complications related to arteriovenous (AV) accesses. TDC placement is a routine procedure, but can be associated with mechanical and infectious complications related to placement. Imaging guidance with ultrasound and fluoroscopy has made the placement… Expand
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