Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44--48

Non-cuffed dual lumen catheters in the external jugular veins versus other central veins for hemodialysis patients


Majid Moini, Mohammad R Rasouli, Mohammad Mahmoodzadeh Kenari, Hamid Reza Mahmoodi 
 Division of Vascular Surgery, Sina Hospital, Medical Sciences/Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Majid Moini
Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Sina Hospital, Hassan-Abad Square, Tehran, 1136933511
Iran

To compare prospective between insertion of non-cuffed dual lumen catheter in the external jugular vein and other central veins for hemodialysis (HD), we studied 68 chronic dialysis patients randomly allocated into two groups: one with external jugular vein catheterization as access for HD and another with other central venous catheterization, internal jugular or subclavian vein. Our results showed there were no significant differences regarding successful cannulation, com­plications, total numbers of dialysis, development of pain and infection at the site of cannulation, patency rate of the catheters, and efficacy of hemodialysis between both groups. In addition, the patency of the catheter in the external jugular vein was not affected by previous cannulation of other central veins. In contrast, there was a significant correlation between numbers of attempts for cannulation in both groups and development of hematoma and infection, (p< 0.05). In conclusion, our results showed that the external jugular vein may be an alternative for other central veins for insertion of temporary non-cuffed hemodialysis catheter.


How to cite this article:
Moini M, Rasouli MR, Kenari MM, Mahmoodi HR. Non-cuffed dual lumen catheters in the external jugular veins versus other central veins for hemodialysis patients.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2009;20:44-48


How to cite this URL:
Moini M, Rasouli MR, Kenari MM, Mahmoodi HR. Non-cuffed dual lumen catheters in the external jugular veins versus other central veins for hemodialysis patients. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jan 16 ];20:44-48
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