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This presentation is about the creation of a new medical device that will improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. The invention described within is a new type of hemodialysis catheter that can be used for patients undergoing kidney dialysis therapy. The new catheter allows (for the first time) the exchange of a blunt and flexible Teflon sleeve in place of a sharpened steel needle for maintaining access tohigh flow, high pressure vascular access sitesduring hemodialysis therapy sessions.

The use of a soft and flexible Teflon sleeve should significantly reduce the frequency and severity of complications related to trauma in the needling section of a hemodialysis access site, and extend the functional lifespan of the access site for patients undergoing kidney dialysis. The device should also prove to be far more comfortable for the patient to use, and improve compliance for patients undergoing repeated sessions ofpainful and tedious hemodialysis therapy.

The most successful of all inventions are always based on need, not on greed. Explore this web site to learn more about how the Dialysflex Catheter identified the need and found the solution to access related trauma for kidney dialysis patients.