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NKF Singapore /
Posted 3 years ago

Improving dialysis patients’ quality of life🌻 Around 20% of dialysis patients have to use long-term neck catheters, if this vein gets blocked, doctors must insert a groin catheter which is notoriously prone to infection and other problems. Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has been using a new technique which involves threading a fine, sharp wire up a different vein until it reaches the blocked area. The wire is then pushed through the person’s body until it exits near the collarbone. A regular catheter is then attached so that dialysis can take place. The procedure has been carried out on 3 elderly patients so far. The new technique helps to improve the quality of life for many patients and is a lot easier for patients to maintain cleanliness compared to groin catheters. #NKFsg #GivingLifeandHope #dialysis #patients #breakthroughs

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