More More precise catheter insertion is now possible! Sale of a new insertion assistance device for hemodialysis catheters begins

May 31(Thu), 2018

Toshiaki Ohara, an assistant professor at the Department of Pathology & Experimental Medicine at the Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University (medicine), and Kazufumi Sakurama, the head of the Dialysis Access Center at the Shigei Medical Research Hospital run by the Sowakai Medical Corporation (Minami-ku, Okayama city), developed a supporting device to assist in the insertion of tunneled cuffed catheters. The device’s effectiveness was confirmed in clinical trials, and this development was reported in a specialized magazine in the field of vascular access named “The Journal of Vascular Access” (JVA) in England on May 3, 2018.

This device is available as “Dot Marker®” in June, 2018 by K.Techno Co., Ltd. (Kurashiki city, Okayama).

The tunneled cuffed catheter is inserted subcutaneously in the anterior chest area and placed into the blood vessel. Compared to regular catheter insertions, placement of this type of catheter was considered difficult. However, more accurate placement becomes possible by using the device that was developed. This device contributes to improve the safety of dialysis procedures using the tunneled cuffed catheters, and to reduce the medical costs due to the decrease of disposal catheters.

Article Information

DOI: 10.1177/1129729818771884.
Authors: Toshiaki Ohara, Kazufumi Sakurama, Satoshi Hiramatsu,Toshimasa Karai, Toshiaki Sato, Yuta Nishina
Journal: The journal of vascular access
Title: New insertion support device assisted the accurate placement of tunneled cuffed catheter: first experience of 10 cases
Year of Publication: May, 2018

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