MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheters

MAHURKAR™* Dual Lumen Catheters are recommended for acute hemodialysis, apheresis and infusion. They are offered in single, kit and tray configurations. The catheters have unique Laser-Cut side slots to minimize positional occlusion and promote optimal performance. The MAHURKAR™* Dual Lumen Catheter is available with the VITACUFF™* option, which can substantially reduce the incidence of catheter-related infection.

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Features and Benefits

MAHURKAR™* Dual Lumen Catheters are recommended and indicated for acute hemodialysis, apheresis and infusion. They are designed for quick and easy bedside insertion and according to K-DOQI (Kidney Dialysis Outcome Quality Initiatives) Guidelines they should be left in place for no more than three (3) weeks and femoral catheters should be left in place for no more than five (5) days.

FeaturesBenefits
DOUBLE-D™* Lumen DesignOptimal lumen design provides equal, consistent flow rates and pressures through the arterial and venous limbs of the catheter.
Flexible Polyurethane MaterialFacilitates easy bedside insertion yet softens 50% at body temperature for patient comfort during use.
Radiopaque Polyurethane with Radiopaque TipAllows for quick visualization during diagnostic imaging.
Laser-Cut Side SlotsDesigned to minimize positional occlusion and promote optimal catheter performance. The Laser-Cut Side Slots incorporate a self-flushing design that reduces the likelihood of clot formation, a wide smooth opening has been shown to limit hemolysis and provide statistical improvements in catheter flow rates. The unique design of the side slots gives a logical improvement toward positional occlusion vs. catheters with traditional sideholes.
ULTEM™* Adapters Resist cracking and breakage with repeated use and exposure to Cleaning Agents.
SILICONE EXTENSIONS Have memory and resist crimping with repeated clamping and use.
Catheter Extensions Imprinted with Name, Length and Priming VolumesAllow for easy catheter maintenance and accurate record keeping.
Rotatable Transparent Suture WingAllows for easy visualization and cleaning of exit site as well as catheter repositioning in the event of flow problems due to patient position.
OPTIONAL BIODEGRADABLE VITACUFF™* INFECTION-CONTROL DEVICEThe silver collagen cuff slowly dissolves over time and releases silver ions, which are an effective means of protection against infection, especially in compromised ICU, trauma, HIV, steroid, or diabetic patients etc.
Multiple Catheter ConfigurationsAvailable in singles, kits and trays to ensure the inserter always has the right tools for insertion in any setting (O.R., bedside or I.R.).
Multiple Insertion Lengths Available in 13.5cm, 16cm, 19.5cm and 24cm insertion lengths to facilitate use in various insertion sites and patient types.
MAY BE IMPLANTED IN THE JUGULAR, SUBCLAVIAN OR FEMORAL VEINSupports various patient anatomy and physician placement techniques.
Cleaning Agent Compatibility Catheter can be safely cleansed with any one (1) of the following agents listed on the recommended Cleaning Agents list: Amukin™* 50%, Aqueous-Based Povidone Iodine, Chlorhexidine (Hibiclens™*), ExSept™* (Sodium HypoChlorite), Hydrogen Peroxide, Bacitracin Ointment, Bactroban™* Cream or Neosporin™*. PLEASE NOTE: Mixing of these solutions has NOT been Tested and is NOT recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

QuestionAnswer
WHAT MATERIAL COMPRISES THE MAHURKAR™* STRAIGHT EXTENSION DUAL LUMEN CATHETERS?The MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter is comprised of flexible polyurethane material, which facilitates easy bedside insertion yet softens 50% at body temperature for patient comfort during use.
WHAT CONFIGURATIONS ARE THE MAHURKAR™* STRAIGHT EXTENSION DUAL LUMEN CATHETER AVAILABLE IN? The MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter is offered in singles, kits and trays. The kits contain the basic items needed for bedside insertion. The trays include the basic items needed for catheter insertion as well as accessory items for patient preparation.
WHAT FRENCH SIZES ARE THE MAHURKAR™* STRAIGHT EXTENSION DUAL LUMEN CATHETER AVAILABLE IN?The MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter is offered in an 11.5 Fr. for adults or adolescents as well as an 8 Fr. and a 10 Fr. for pediatrics or small adults.
WHAT AVERAGE BLOOD FLOW RATES DOES THE MAHURKAR™* STRAIGHT EXTENSION DUAL LUMEN CATHETER ACHIEVE?The 11.5 Fr. MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter achieves average blood flow rates of 300-350 mL/min. The 10 Fr. MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter achieves average blood flow rates of 250-300 mL/min. The 8 Fr. MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter achieves average blood flow rates of 150-200 mL/min.
DOES THE FLOW RATE OF A MAHURKAR™* DUAL LUMEN CATHETER DIFFER BETWEEN STRAIGHT AND CURVED EXTENSION DESIGNS?Studies conducted with the MAHURKAR™* Curved and Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheters indicate that there is no significant difference between the flow rates of the straight and curved extension versions.
WHAT INSERTION LENGTHS ARE THE MAHURKAR™* STRAIGHT EXTENSION DUAL LUMEN CATHETER AVAILABLE IN?The MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter is offered in 13.5cm, 16cm, 19.5cm and 24cm lengths.
DO YOU OFFER ACUTE DIALYSIS CATHETERS WITH CURVED EXTENSIONS?Yes. Kendall offers both curved and straight extensions in the MAHURKAR™* Dual Lumen Catheter product line.
DO YOU OFFER ACUTE DIALYSIS CATHETERS WITH CURVED EXTENSIONS?Yes, Kendall offers both curved and straight extensions in the MAHURKAR™* Dual Lumen Catheter product line.
WHAT HEPARIN CONCENTRATION SHOULD I USE TO LOCK THE MAHURKAR™* STRAIGHT EXTENSION DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?Heparin concentrations vary by institution. The most common concentration according to K-DOQI Guidelines is 5000U/cc and in most cases this is successful. Be sure to refer to the priming volume on the catheter for the appropriate fill volume and always use those concentrations approved by your facility. In all cases, the patient’s condition must be considered when choosing a heparin regime. Use less heparin in children and in adults with bleeding disorders. Always defer to physician experience and judgment in treating any specific patient.
WHERE ARE THE PRIMING VOLUMES LOCATED ON THE MAHURKAR™* STRAIGHT EXTENSION DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?The priming volumes are clearly printed on the silicone extensions of the MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter to allow for easy catheter care and maintenance.
WHAT CAN I USE TO CLEAN THE MAHURKAR™* STRAIGHT EXTENSION DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?The MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter can be safely cleansed with any one (1) of the following agents listed on the recommended Cleaning Agents list: Amukin™* 50%, Aqueous-Based Povidone Iodine, Chlorhexidine (Hibiclens™*), ExSept™* (Sodium HypoChlorite), Hydrogen Peroxide, Bacitracin ointment, Bactroban™* cream or Neosporin™*. PLEASE NOTE: Mixing of these solutions has NOT been tested and is NOT recommended.
DO YOU OFFER AN ANTIMICROBIAL COATED ACUTE DIALYSIS CATHETER?The MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheters come with the option of a biodegradable VITACUFF™* Infection-Control device. It is a silver collagen cuff that slowly dissolves over time and releases silver ions, which are an effective means of protection against infection, especially in compromised ICU, trauma, HIV, steroid, or diabetic patients etc.
CAN I EXCHANGE THE MAHURKAR™* STRAIGHT EXTENSION DUAL LUMEN CATHETER OVER A GUIDEWIRE?Yes, the MAHURKAR™* Straight Extension Dual Lumen Catheter can be exchanged over a guidewire. You should always follow your facility's existing protocol. A full explanation for catheter exchange is detailed in the product’s Instructions for Use (IFU).

Sterile Catheter Contents

  • (1) 10, or 11.5Fr. Catheter
  • (2) Injection Sealing Caps

Sterile Kit Contents

  • (1) 8, 10, or 11.5Fr. Catheter
  • (1) 18 ga. Introducer Needle
  • (1) J/Straight Guidewire (0.032"/8Fr., 0.035"/10Fr. or 0.038"/11.5Fr.)
  • (1) 8Fr. or 10Fr. Dilator
  • (1) 12Fr. Dilator (11.5Fr. Kits Only)
  • (2) TELFA™ Island Dressings
  • (2) Injection Sealing Caps
  • (1) Optional Biodegradable VITACUFF™* Infection-Control Device

Sterile Tray Contents

  • (1) 11.5Fr. Catheter
  • (1) Fenestrated Drape
  • (1) 5cc Ampule Lidocaine, 1%
  • (1) 18 ga. Introducer Needle
  • (1) J/Straight 0.038" Guidewire
  • (1) #11 Scalpel
  • (1) 10Fr. + (1) 12Fr. Dilator
  • (3) Needles (18, 22, and 25 ga.)
  • (2) 3cc + (2) 6cc Syringes
  • (1) Needle Holder
  • (1) Suture with Curved Needle
  • (1) Packet PVD Swabs
  • (1) PVD Ointment
  • (6) 4X4 Cotton Gauze Sponges
  • (2) TELFA™ Island Dressings
  • (2) Injection Sealing Caps
  • (1) Optional Biodegradable VITACUFF™* Infection-Control Device