Presternal PD Catheters


#1

I have a PD candidate that is interested in a Presternal PD catheter. I know little about them. If anyone has experience with them, I would appreciate a list of Pros/Cons.

Thank You,
Holly


#2

Hi Holly,

Not sure how I didn’t see this post. I assume you’ve seen our article about presternal catheters here? http://www.homedialysis.org/index.php/article/life_at_home/the_bathtub_presternal_pd_catheter. These are not available in all parts of the U.S., so they may or not be an option in your area.


#3

Here is a page about the presternal catheter with links to reimbursement, ordering information, FAQs, features and benefits, and how the catheters are supplied.
http://www.kendallhealthcare.com/kendallhealthcare/pageBuilder.aspx?contentID=125455&webPageID=0&topicID=77936