Catheters, Peritoneal, Dialysis

Definition : Peritoneal catheters designed to infuse a solution (dialysate) into the peritoneal cavity that allows metabolic wastes and water to diffuse from the blood using the peritoneum as the dialyzing membrane. Most of these catheters are made of silicone and are provided with Dacron cuffs that promote tissue growth inside to seal the catheter, preventing pericatheter fluid leaks and bacterial penetration. Most of these catheters are percutaneously inserted for both permanent use or acute conditions, but some permanent catheters require surgical implantation, and other semirigid catheters may be used only for one-session dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis catheters are used in manual (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis) and automated (continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis) therapies. These catheters may also be used for intraperitoneal chemotherapy (e.g., pancreatic or colorectal cancer) and to eliminate fluid overload in congestive heart failure.

Entry Terms : "Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters" , "Dialysis Catheters" , "Moncrief-Popovich Catheters" , "Catheters, Peritoneal, Long-Term Indwelling" , "Catheters, Tenckhoff" , "Catheters, Dialysis"

UMDC code : 10742

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1-7 of 7 Match(es).

AngioDynamics Inc

Company Type: Parent

Founded in 1988 in Queensbury, N.Y., U.S., AngioDynamics is today a NASDAQ-listed public company. We are a leading provider of innovative medical devices used by interventional radiologists, nephrologists and surgeons for the minimally invasive treatment of cancer and peripheral vascular disease. Our diverse product line includes market-leading radiofrequency ablation and NanoKnife systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, dialysis products, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products, embolization products and venous products.

Janin Group Inc

Company Type: Parent

Lee Medical International Inc

Company Type: Parent

Lee Medical was formed in 1983 in New Orleans by a group of local nephrologists with the ideal concept of delivering better medical care to the dialysis community. Initially, Lee Medical was the local supplier to the facilities operated by these physicians, but Lee Medical rapidly expanded into other metropolitan areas and now services customers across the United States.

Lifemed of California

Company Type: Parent

Lifemed has been an established manufacturer with integrated design, development, and production capabilities of quality disposable medical devices for nearly 30 years.

Medical Components Inc

Company Type: Parent

Medcomp develops, manufactures, markets and supports cutting-edge vascular access devices and accessories to meet the clinical needs of the medical industry, particularly in the fields of interventional medicine and dialysis. Our company's engineering and applications expertise provides superior products whose progressive designs accommodate advances in medicine and whose quality anticipates the requirements of our professional clients and the patients they serve. Currently one of the world's largest manufacturers of dialysis and centrally terminating venous catheters, Medcomp is, and always has been, on the cutting edge of new vascular access device technologies.

Medigroup Inc

Company Type: Parent

Medigroup has always been a company exclusively dedicated to Peritoneal Dialysis. Because of our extensive experience with PD treatment and its associated products, we have first-hand knowledge of how to improve product design, how to design educational training opportunities, and what products and knowledge are critically important in the field.

Medtronic Inc

Company Type: Parent

At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

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