Inside-Out Upper Body Venous Access. The first-in-human experience with a novel approach using the Surfacer inside-out access catheter system

June 1, 2013

PUBLICATION: Endovascular Today

Severe renal dysfunction and venous occlusive disease are major causes of morbidity, mortality, and increased medical costs, especially within the dialysis population. The long-term risks of central venous access include occlusion, which can occur within days of catheter placement and is a common problem in patients requiring repeated access or semipermanent access. Central venous occlusion can deprive patients of vital therapies such as hemodialysis, cardiac pacing, chemotherapy, and drug infusion.