Scribner shunt

Scrib·ner shunt

(skrib'nĕr),
connection of an artery, customarily the radial, to the cephalic vein through a short extracorporeal catheter.

Scribner shunt

Etymology: Belding S. Scribner, American physician, b. 1921
a type of arteriovenous bypass, used in hemodialysis, consisting of a special tube connection outside the body.

Scribner shunt

(skrĭb′nĕr)
[Belding Scribner, U.S. physician, 1921–2003]
A tube, usually made of synthetic material, used to connect an artery to a vein. It is used in patients requiring frequent venipuncture as in hemodialysis. The shunts may develop complications such as infection, thrombosis, and release of septic emboli.

Scribner,

Belding H., U.S. nephrologist, 1921–.
Quinton-Scribner shunt - see under Quinton
Scribner shunt - connection of an artery to the cephalic vein via a short extracorporeal catheter.
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Shields received the first Scribner shunt, a breakthrough dialysis delivery method developed in Seattle.
It was not, however, until the first success with dialysis in kidney failure, by Kolff in Kampen, Holland, in 1945, and the invention, in Seattle, WA, in 1960, of the Scribner shunt for access to the circulation that modern hemodialysis as we know it became practical.
Scribner, a long professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, is best known for developing the Scribner shunt which is credited with helping keep more than 1 million kidney patients alive on dialysis machines.
will receive the Lasker Clinical Research Award, a national honor for his 1960 invention of the Scribner Shunt, which made ongoing outpatient kidney dialysis possible.