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Long Term Doppler Flow Records - Scribner Shunt Management Using the Flowlog

  • D. H. King
  • B. A. Coghlan

Abstract

The Scribner shunt, although still finding application in the treatment for home dialysis patients, often suffers from a shortened useful life due to repeated clotting episodes. Our first attempt to develop a way of giving early warning of shunt failure, has caused us to focus attention on the need to be able to monitor flow throughout shunt life in order to isolate the source of problems especially during sleep, since many episodes seem to occur at this time. Flowlog is designed to unobtrusively monitor Scribner shunt flow rates automatically in home dialysis patients.

Copyright information

© American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. King
    • 1
  • B. A. Coghlan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LondonLondonEngland

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