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<merri lee>
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can't really find any information on how often tunneled hd caths should be changed. anyone have valid info on this?
 
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<old school>
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First lets do some basic background info. If the catheter maintains adequate flow,is not infected, does not have fibrin shealths,is not clotted,kt/v >1.2 urr >65% and if the patient has no viable alternatives for any other vascular access placement,than a removal and replacement of the catheter is not required.I am aware of the HeroAccess however I am talking about the patient that a Hero Graft cannot help.THis is what I believe
 
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<007>
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the cath should only be changed when there is something wrong with it
 
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