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Sheeza Basharat
Sheeza Basharatover 1 year ago
Hemodialysis catheter

Hemodialysis catheter

This is a hemodialysis catheter used for renal replacement therapy. It can be placed in a vein in the neck, chest or groin. It has two openings: one is a red (arterial) opening to draw blood from the vein and out of the body into the dialysis pathway and the other is a blue (venous) opening that allows cleaned blood to return to the body of the patient. This is usually a temporary option for patients having no fistula and need to undergo dialysis treatment. Flow rates of dialysis catheters range between 200 and 500 ml/min Credits :

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over 1 year ago

That is a hemodialysis catheter, not a peritoneal dialysis catheter. That catheter is hooked up to a dialysis machine to filter the blood. A peritoneal dialysis catheter goes through the abdomen into the peritoneal space to instill diasylate, let it dwell and then drain it.

over 1 year ago

Thankyou for the correction.

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