Exit of catheter lock solutions from double lumen acute haemodialysis catheters - an in vitro study

Sungur M., Eryuksel E., Yavas S., Bihorac A., Layon A. J., Caruso L.

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.22, no.12, pp.3533-3537, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfm452
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3533-3537
  • Keywords: complications, dialysis catheter, heparin, heparin leak, VENOUS CATHETER, HEPARIN LOCK, CITRATE
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Double lumen dialysis catheters are routinely heparin or citrate 'locked' to maintain patency. Heparin lock-related bleeding episodes and antibiotic lock-related toxicity have been reported. The aim of this study is to quantify the amount of leak during 'lock' procedures and to compare leakage for different double lumen dialysis catheters.