What is a apheresis catheter?

What is a apheresis catheter?

An apheresis catheter (central line) is a thin, long flexible tube that is inserted into a vein in the neck. Typically, a temporary apheresis catheter is often used for giving apheresis treatments.

What type of catheter is used for apheresis?

Apheresis catheters are large-bore, dual- or triple-lumen tunneled catheters. The catheter tip is advanced into the central vasculature, most commonly the lower one-third of the superior vena cava near the junction of the right atrium, where blood flow around the catheter tip is most rapid with the least resistance.

What type of catheter is used for plasmapheresis?

Patients require either a double-lumen central venous catheter or two large-bore antecubital peripheral lines. Plasmapheresis can be performed using a semipermeable membrane–based device in combination with hemodialysis equipment.

What is a Translumbar catheter?

Background. Translumbar tunneled dialysis catheter (TLDC) is a temporary dialysis access for patients exhausted traditional access for dialysis.

What is a Hickman catheter used for?

A Hickman catheter is a small, soft tube inserted in your neck or chest with several channels (called lumens) on the ends. Several inches of the catheter are outside your skin. A Hickman catheter is used for taking and giving blood, and giving medicines that need a larger vein (such as chemotherapy), and other fluids.

What procedure utilizes leukapheresis?

Broadly speaking, leukapheresis is used for the following purposes: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), chemotherapy-induced leukopenia, CAR T-cell therapy, and systemic infections associated with granulocytopenia.

What is a transhepatic catheter?

Transhepatic venous catheterization is a safe and practical alternative route in chronic hemodialysis patients without an accessible central venous route. With effective use of imaging modalities, transhepatic venous catheterization has high technical success and low complication rates in experienced hands.

What is leukapheresis procedure?

Leukapheresis is a procedure to separate and collect white blood cells. It is the first step in a treatment called CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell therapy. CAR-T therapy may be offered to people when their cancer comes back. The collected T-cells are used to make a special version of T-cells called CARs.