06090048 is referenced by 86 patents and cites 18 patents.

Methods for detecting the condition of a catheter providing access to a patient's blood vessel are disclosed in which the blood is supplied to an extracorporeal blood flow circuit. The method includes generating a pressure wave on one side of one of the access points for supplying blood to the extracorporeal blood flow circuit or returning the blood to the patient, then sensing the pressure wave on the other side of the access points. Apparatus for detecting the condition of the catheter are also provided.

Title
Method and arrangement for detecting the condition of a blood vessel access
Application Number
9/29813
Publication Number
6090048
Application Date
March 10, 1998
Publication Date
July 18, 2000
Inventor
Jan Sternby
Lund
SE
Sven Jonsson
Staffanstorp
SE
Thomas Hertz
Lund
SE
Agent
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Assignee
Gambro
SE
IPC
A61M 1/00
A61M 37/00
A61B 5/02
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