Novel method used to test pullout parameters of different nephrostomy catheters

Title

Novel method used to test pullout parameters of different nephrostomy catheters

Creator

Tareen B U; Kovacik M; Evancho-Chapman M; Noe D; Mody M

Publisher

Journal of Endourology

Date

2006
2006-12

Description

Purpose: To present a novel in-vitro pig model for testing the design and function of different internal catheter constructs, along with the resulting exit wound resulting from removal. Materials and Methods: We compared the pullout parameters of two nephrostomy catheters that differ only in their internal loop design. Results: Greater force, work, and displacement are necessary to extricate catheters with a double loop without increasing exit-wound size. Conclusion: Although the differences were not statistically significant, results from this model have potential clinical implications that may prompt further design modifications and prototype development to improve the retention of catheters in the kidney, thus reducing patient discomfort and costs associated with repeated catheter placement.

Subject

Urology & Nephrology

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

1041-1044

Issue

12

Volume

20

Citation

Tareen B U; Kovacik M; Evancho-Chapman M; Noe D; Mody M, “Novel method used to test pullout parameters of different nephrostomy catheters,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7293.

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