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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Most patients had a Brescia shunt or a modified Scribner shunt (Tiller et al, 1969).
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.
An example of the invented device: The Scribner Shunt -- Photos of Dr.
This was the day that Clyde Shields became the first patient to receive what was to become the first "permanent" arteriovenous vascular access--the Scribner shunt (Konner, 2005).
Over the course of the next 9 years, the dialysis community saw variations on the Scribner shunt, including the Ramirez shunt, which was a straight cannula that allowed for easier clot removal.
Since the creation of the Scribner Shunt, the value and efficacy of daily home dialysis has been recognized.