04405313 is referenced by 134 patents and cites 8 patents.

An improved figure-8, dual-lumen catheter preferably includes substantially convex, smooth, smoothly curving fill-in portions at the point of entry to the vessel and the point of entry to the skin to virtually eliminate blood leakage from the vessel and to reduce bacterial passage into the patient along the catheter. Preferably, a felt cuff is positioned substantially midway between the point of entry to the skin and point of entry to the vessel to promote tissue in-growth which will fix the catheter within the patient. A method for surgically implanting the preferred catheter of this invention is also disclosed. In some applications, a single fill-in portion may be used if it is sufficiently long that it provides a convex contact between the vessel and the catheter and between the skin and the catheter.

Title
Figure-eight, dual-lumen catheter and method of using
Application Number
6/343736
Publication Number
4405313
Application Date
January 29, 1982
Publication Date
September 20, 1983
Inventor
Robert O Hickman
11100 Kulshan Dr., Edmonds, 98020
WA, US
James R Sisley
3450 Evergreen Point Rd., Bellevue, 98004
WA, US
Agent
Seed Berry Vernon & Baynham
IPC
A61M 5/00
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