Comparing using plastic with metal needles for haemodialysis
Comparing using plastic with metal needles for haemodialysis
Document number : 181031
Created by: Richard Mooney, 2015-08-14
Last revised by: Richard Mooney, 2015-08-14
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

When kidney patients in Australia go for their haemodialysis sessions, nurses traditionally use metal needles to access their fistula. There is a new plastic needle currently being market, and we have conducted a short study to see if this could be a safe method for haemodialysis in the future.


Ronny Gunnarsson
Adjunct Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg

Workplaces involved in this project

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Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service - Cairns Hospital - Medicine - Renal services
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27

2. In depth information

Scientific title

A comparison of Argyle Anti-Reflux plastic cannulae and traditional steel needle use in a cohort of haemodialysis patients

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is or will be applied for

Date commenced


Comparing using plastic with metal needles for haemodialysis, from FoU-centrum för primärvård och folktandvård Södra Älvsborg