Polyurethane catheters for long-term hemodialysis access.


Chronic hemodialysis patients with failed native fistulas and/or synthetic arteriovenous grafts are usually dialyzed via surgically placed silicone jugular catheters such as the PermCath (Quinton, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.). We report a successful experience with the use of double lumen polyurethane central venous catheters placed percutaneously. Catheters with… (More)