We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress hp
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Radcal

Download Mobile App




Events

31 Jul 2024 - 02 Aug 2024
02 Aug 2024 - 04 Aug 2024
20 Aug 2024 - 22 Aug 2024

Breakthrough Device Supports AVF in Hemodialysis Patients

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 22 Jun 2020
Print article
Image: Breakthrough Device Supports AVF in Hemodialysis Patients (Photo courtesy of Laminate Medical)
Image: Breakthrough Device Supports AVF in Hemodialysis Patients (Photo courtesy of Laminate Medical)
A novel support mesh addresses the high rate of primary arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) failures and repeat procedures experienced by hemodialysis patients.

The Laminate Medical (Tel Aviv, Israel) VasQ External Support is a nickel titanium (nitinol) device designed to maintain the optimal configuration of the AVF anastomosis during remodeling, and promote outward wall thickening downstream during the critical weeks of maturation post-surgery and for eventual use during hemodialysis. Implanted during the AVF creation surgery, the VasQ results in a more laminar flow transition, a structurally reinforced juxta-anastomotic segment, venous tapering for smooth transition flow to the dilated fistula, and an arterial arch that guides blood flow towards the vein.

While AVFs are the preferred option for hemodialysis patients to enable effective treatment due to their long-term benefits, they have the lowest probability of actually becoming usable for hemodialysis in the short-term, with success rates as low as 40% at one-year. However, studies show that AVFs created in conjunction with VasQ External Support placement have consistently reported success rates as high as 86% or better by six months. The VasQ External Support has received breakthrough device by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA; Silver Spring, MD, USA).

“Following a very successful expansion in Europe to treat forearm fistula patients with VasQ, and excellent clinical outcomes that were presented in international conferences, the inclusion of forearm fistula patients in the pivotal study marks an important step toward VasQ market clearance in the USA and a promising milestone for patients with kidney failure”, said Tammy Gilon, CEO of Laminate Medical.

“VasQ promises to be a new standard of care for fistula creation to give my hemodialysis patients the greatest probability of success,” said vascular surgeon Ellen Dillavou, MD of Duke University (Durham, NC, USA). “The device has performed as expected in my study patients so far, and I look forward to continue to utilize it once commercially available in the USA.”
An AVF is the most recommended access for kidney disease patients undergoing dialysis, created by connecting a patient's vein and artery to form a long-lasting site through which blood can be removed and returned. After the creation of an AVF, blood flow increases immediately, reaching 700–1,000 mL/min within one month. Both the artery and the vein dilate and elongate in response to the greater blood flow and shear stress, but the vein dilates more. When the vein is large enough to allow cannulation, the fistula is defined as mature.

Related Links:
Laminate Medical
US Food and Drug Administration


Gold Member
Disposable Protective Suit For Medical Use
Disposable Protective Suit For Medical Use
Gold Member
Solid State Kv/Dose Multi-Sensor
AGMS-DM+
Silver Member
Wireless Mobile ECG Recorder
NR-1207-3/NR-1207-E
New
Mobile Digital Baby Scale
seca 334

Print article

Channels

Surgical Techniques

view channel
Image: The ExcelsiusFlex and ACTIFY 3D Total Knee System have been granted FDA 510(k) clearance (Photo courtesy of Globus Medical)

New Robotic Navigation Platform Provides Surgeons Best-In-Class Solution for Orthopedic Treatment

Globus Medical (Audubon, PA, USA) has secured 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new robotic navigation platform, ExcelsiusFlex, tailored for total knee arthroplasty... Read more

Patient Care

view channel
Image: The portable, handheld BeamClean technology inactivates pathogens on commonly touched surfaces in seconds (Photo courtesy of Freestyle Partners)

First-Of-Its-Kind Portable Germicidal Light Technology Disinfects High-Touch Clinical Surfaces in Seconds

Reducing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) remains a pressing issue within global healthcare systems. In the United States alone, 1.7 million patients contract HAIs annually, leading to approximately... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: First ever institution-specific model provides significant performance advantage over current population-derived models (Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai)

Machine Learning Model Improves Mortality Risk Prediction for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Machine learning algorithms have been deployed to create predictive models in various medical fields, with some demonstrating improved outcomes compared to their standard-of-care counterparts.... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: POCT offers cost-effective, accessible, and immediate diagnostic solutions (Photo courtesy of Flinders University)

POCT for Infectious Diseases Delivers Laboratory Equivalent Pathology Results

On-site pathology tests for infectious diseases in rural and remote locations can achieve the same level of reliability and accuracy as those conducted in hospital laboratories, a recent study suggests.... Read more

Business

view channel
Image: The Innovalve transseptal delivery system is designed to enable safe deployment of the Innovalve implant (Photo courtesy of Innovalve Bio)

Edwards Lifesciences Acquires Sheba Medical’s Innovalve Bio Medical

Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, CA, USA), a leading company in medical innovations for structural heart disease and critical care, has acquired Innovalve Bio Medical LTD. (Ramat Gan, Israel), an early-stage... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.