Subclavian catheters as temporary vascular access.

N. C. Kong, Z. Morad, A. B. Suleiman

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We reviewed our experience with subclavian vascular catheters (SVC) as temporary vascular access in the 18 month period 1 January 1984-30 June 1985. 37 consecutive patients using 49 vascular catheters received a total of 461 haemodialyses. Only 8 patients had acute renal failure. The rest were endstage renal failure (ESRF) patients awaiting definitive vascular access. Most of these latter patients were ambulant and were generally dialysed on an outpatient basis. 27 episodes of clinical septicaemia occurred and was the ONLY significant complication encountered. All but one patient responded to empiric therapy with cloxacillin +/- gentamicin and removal of the catheter. We conclude that SVC's are safe and suitable for use on an extended short-term basis especially in ESRF patients with vascular access problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-262
Number of pages2
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume30
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Blood Vessels
Catheters
Vascular Access Devices
Renal Insufficiency
Cloxacillin
Gentamicins
Acute Kidney Injury
Renal Dialysis
Sepsis
Outpatients

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Kong, N. C., Morad, Z., & Suleiman, A. B. (1989). Subclavian catheters as temporary vascular access. Singapore Medical Journal, 30(3), 261-262.

Subclavian catheters as temporary vascular access. / Kong, N. C.; Morad, Z.; Suleiman, A. B.

In: Singapore Medical Journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, 06.1989, p. 261-262.

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Kong, NC, Morad, Z & Suleiman, AB 1989, 'Subclavian catheters as temporary vascular access.', Singapore Medical Journal, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 261-262.
Kong NC, Morad Z, Suleiman AB. Subclavian catheters as temporary vascular access. Singapore Medical Journal. 1989 Jun;30(3):261-262.
Kong, N. C. ; Morad, Z. ; Suleiman, A. B. / Subclavian catheters as temporary vascular access. In: Singapore Medical Journal. 1989 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 261-262.
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