A New Generation of Hemodialysis Catheters
Meet the Pristine™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter, BD's next generation of hemodialysis catheters. It is a side-hole free hemodialysis catheter with a unique Y-Tip™ distal lumen design.
- Side-hole free tip is designed to help minimize thrombus adhesion that can be associated with side-hole catheters and to help facilitate blood clot aspiration prior to hemodialysis treatment.
- The Pristine™ Catheter demonstrated high flow rates at low pressures1 and with its symmetric tip demonstrated low recirculation rates in both forward and reverse2.
- The catheter is uniquely designed to help facilitate accurate Y-Tip™ distal lumen placement in the mid right atrium. The notched tip is designed to help resist positional occlusion.
- In a prospective, single-center, non-randomized, open-label feasibility study performed in the Dominican Republic, 45 patients who received the 15.5F Pristine™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter were followed for 6 months post-catheter implantation. All catheters were patent at 30 days post implantation. Primary patency at 60- and 180-days post procedure was 100% and 91%, respectively. This was a prospective analysis without prespecified, hypothesis-tested endpoints. Data are descriptive only. The study was conducted on subjects with End Stage Renal Disease or Acute Renal Failure outside of the United States where clinical practices may differ and results may or may not be representative of patients in the United States3.