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GlidePath™ Retro™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter

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Overview

Indicated for use in attaining short-term or long-term vascular access for hemodialysis, hemoperfusion or apheresis therapy.

The Glidepath™ Retro™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter provides an alternative placement technique, compared to antegrade placement, that is designed to meet the anatomical, flow, pressure and recirculation needs of patients who require hemodialysis.

  • Retrograde placement with symmetric tip design
  • Offers an easy-to-slide and connect SwiftClick™ connection mechanism to the bifurcation assembly
  • Tunneler allows for bi-directional tunneling
  • Bifurcation hub is compatible with Statlock™ Stabilization device to help stabilize catheter after placement
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Key Features

Performance

  • Optimized lumen design
  • High flow rates, low pressures

 

Bifurcation Assembly

  • Quick and secure assembly
  • Slide-to-connect external hub to catheter shaft connection mechanism
  • Audible, tactile, and visual assembly confirmation

 

Retrograde Placement

  • Designed to help provide accurate tip, tunnel and cuff placement
  • Reverse tapered cuff and smooth tip for ease of insertion
  • AirGuard™ Valved Introducer to help reduce the risk of air embolism
  • Bidirectional tunneling system, with tunneler handle
  • Pre-loaded stylet to simplify over-the-wire placement

 

 

 

 

    LUMEN DESIGN IS THE DIFFERENCE

    Lumen designed to minimize deflection under pressure to improve flow perfomance
     

     

     

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      SwiftClick™ Connection Mechanism

      Audible, tactile, and visual assembly confirmation

       

       

      Bi-directional tunneling

      GlidePath™ Retro™ Catheter tunneler allows for bi-directional tunneling, based on placer preference

      For tunnel track creation, the GlidePath™ Retro™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter and tunneler components measured 54.7% and 49.8% narrower than Arrow® Cannon® II Plus and the Palindrome™ Precision RT, respectively, at the widest part of each assembly.1

       

       

      Flow Rates and Pressures

      Flow
      Flow

      GlidePath™ Retro™ Catheters demonstrated on average 12% higher flow rates in forward and reverse flow compared to Palindrome™ Precision RT Catheters2

      Pressure
      Pressure

      The GlidePath™ Retro Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter demonstrated on average 12% lower pressures in the arterial lumen compared to Palindrome™ Precision RT Catheter.3

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      Recirculation Rates

      The GlidePath™ Retro™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter design has optimized lumens, which are designed to minimize deflection under pressure and improve flow performance.4

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        GlidePath™ Retro Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter

        14.5F, Straight, Standard Kit, 50cm

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        GlidePath™ Retro Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter

        14.5F, Straight, Standard Kit, 42cm

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        GlidePath™ Retro Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter

        14.5F, Straight, Standard Kit, 35cm

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        GlidePath™ Retro Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter

        14.5F, Straight, Standard Kit, 27cm

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        GlidePath™ Retro Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter

        14.5F, Straight, Standard Kit, 23cm

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        GlidePath™ Retro Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter

        14.5F, Straight, Standard Kit, 19cm

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        GlidePath™ Retro Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter

        14.5F, Straight, Standard Kit, 15cm

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        GlidePath™ Retro Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter

        14.5F, Straight, Standard Kit, 31cm

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      Tested using GlidePath™ Retro™ Catheter (n = 5), Arrow® Cannon® II Plus (n = 5) and Palindrome™ Precision RT (n = 5) catheters and tunneler components where measurements were made at the widest part of each assembly. The outer diameter of each product’s largest tunneler assembly component was: GlidePath™ Retro™ Catheter 0.124 in.; Arrow® Cannon® II Plus 0.274 in.; and Palindrome™ Precision RT 0.247 in. Bench data on file. May not necessarily correlate to clinical performance. Different test methods may yield different results. 


      2 Tested using 23 cm tip-to-cuff straight catheters for both groups (GlidePath™ Retro™ Catheter n = 40; Palindrome™ Precision RT n = 30). Flow test performed using blood simulant at max pressure (-250 mmHg). Calculations of 12% Higher Flow Rate based upon the average of the maximum flow rate values of 470 mL/min in forward and 471 mL/min in reverse for GlidePath™ Retro™ Catheter and 418 mL/min in forward and 421 mL/min in reverse for Palindrome™ Precision RT. Bench data on file, BD, Tempe, AZ. May not necessarily correlate to clinical performance. Different test methods may yield different results.

      Tested using the 23 cm tip to cuff straight catheters for both groups (GlidePath™ Retro™ Catheter n = 40; Palindrome™ Precision RT n = 30). Tests performed using blood simulant. Calculation of 12% lower pressures based upon the average of the mean arterial pressure values, -179 mmHg in forward for GlidePath™ Retro™ Catheter and -227 mmHg in forward for Palindrome™ Precision RT, at an average flow rate of 400 mL/min. Bench data on file, BD, Tempe, AZ. May not necessarily correlate to clinical performance. Different test methods may yield different results.

      Tested using 23 cm tip to cuff straight catheters (GlidePath™ Retro™ Catheter n = 40). Recirculation test performed using a blood stimulant composed of glycerin and water and a 5% saline solution as the recirculation media delivered at a blood flow rate of ~ 12 L/min and catheter flow rate of 300 mL/min. Recirculation rates of 0% on average were observed in both forward and reverse. Bench data on file, BD, Tempe, AZ. May not necessarily correlate to clinical performance. Different test methods may yield different results. 

      Please consult product labels and inserts for indications, contraindications, hazards, warnings, precautions and directions for use.

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