Turkish Journal of Nephrology
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Long-Term Use of Permanent Hemodialysis Catheter May Risk Patient’s Life

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Department of Nephrology, Sütçü İmam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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Department of Internal Medicine, Sütçü İmam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Sütçü İmam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sütçü İmam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2021; 30: 315-317
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2021.20005
Read: 166 Downloads: 72 Published: 13 October 2021

Double-lumen, tunneled (permanent) central venous dialysis catheters are frequently used in hemodialysis patients. Although less common than with temporary catheters, catheter-related infections can be an important problem. Therefore, care should be taken to avoid catheter use for longer than necessary. Here, we present a 30-year-old female patient, whose death was caused by recurrent infective endocarditis related with the long-term use of a hemodialysis catheter, in order to draw attention to the subject.
Cite this article as: Öztürk İ, Kura S, Yiğit E, et al. Long-term use of permanent hemodialysis catheter may risk patient’s life. Turk J Nephrol. 2021; 30(4): 315-317.

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