HemoCleanse has had a long interest in vascular access, including creation of the Ash Split Cath, the most popular central dialysis catheter for dialysis in the world. HemoCleanse has also focused on another problem in hemodialysis access, surveillance for detection of stenosis (narrowing) in grafts and fistulas used for dialysis. Medicare (CMS) requires this surveillance of access devices as a condition of coverage, but methods for doing this are either very difficult or have not shown clinical benefit. We have developed a simple method for measurement of the pressure in the access device and automatically correlating it to the systemic arterial pressure. The StenTec Gauge allows immediate reading of the Intra Access Pressure Ratio by observation of how far the blood air interface moves into the tubing of a fistula needle after placement with the standard dry stick.
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Last Updated : 03/16/2013