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The aim of the project is to check if there is a possibility for a nephrologist to visualise the guidewire by means of available ultrasound scanners. To evaluate that, the procedure of catheter insertion will be expanded by ultrasound examination of right atrium and inferior vena cava border using substernal view. Such imaging seems to ameliorate the safety of catheter implementation and could be a good alternative for fluoroscopy, eliminating its adverse effects.
Jugular vein is punctured with ultrasound guidance and guidewire is advanced. Right atrium and inferior vena cava junction is visualized by ultrasound using substernal view. Presence of guidewire in inferior vena cava or right atrium is confirmed. The procedure of catheter insertion is continued.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 99 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with acute kidney disease or end stage renal disease who need dialysis catheter insertion for hemodialysis performance
Renal failure requiring hemodialysis through a dialysis catheter