• Merit is Committed to Dialysis Access

    Including Peritoneal Dialysis at Home

    Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions

Peritoneal Dialysis

Merit is committed to dialysis access, including Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) at home. Merit’s ThinkDialysisAccess program is the premier education program for surgeons and interventionalists interested in learning laparoscopic or percutaneous implantation techniques. Our portfolio of Flex-Neck® PD catheters, implantation kits, and PD accessories provide implanters with options for tunneling techniques and exit sites in adult, adolescent, pediatric, and infant patients. Merit offers clinical support for implanters and dialysis centers. We also sponsor patient awareness efforts with our Ask4PD.com program. In addition to PD, Merit offers other dialysis access products including the HeRO® Graft.

PD Catheters

Catheters

PD Accessories

Accessories

Implantation Kits

Implantation Kits

Clinical Education

Think Education

Patient Resources

Patient Resources

PD Catheters and Accessories

Merit Flex-Neck PD catheters have a 3.5mm ID* for a 30% higher flow rate than competitors.** The Flex-Neck ARC™ (curved) and Flex-Neck Classic (without curve) catheters are designed for the lower abdomen and accommodate various tunneling techniques and exit site options. They are available in a range of sizes for adult, adolescent, pediatric, and infant patients. The Flex-Neck Exxtended™ kits are designed for the upper abdomen and chest.

*Excludes infant-sized catheters
**Competitors with 2.6mm ID
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PD Catheters
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Flex-Neck ARC PD Catheter

Lower Abdomen

Flex-Neck ARC PD Catheter

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Flex-Neck Classic PD Catheter

Lower Abdomen

Flex-Neck Classic PD Catheter

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Flex-Neck Exxtended PD Catheter

Upper Chest / Upper Abdomen

ExxtTended PD Catheter Kits

Flex-Neck ARC

Designed for the lower abdomen with a more significant curved shape, giving you more options for lower abdomen placement.

Available Sizes: Adult small, standard, large; Adolescent; Pediatric; Infant.

Flex-Neck Classic

Designed for the lower abdomen and does not have a curve.

Available Sizes: Adult small, standard, standard straight, large; Adolescent standard (1 or 2 cuff), large; Pediatric (1 or 2 cuff); Infant (1 or 2 cuff).

Flex-Neck Exxtended PD Catheter Kit

The Flex-Neck Exxtended PD catheter kit is for the upper abdomen and upper chest (presternal catheter), consisting of a lower catheter and an upper catheter with one or two cuffs.

Available in adult sizes only.

PD Embedding and Implantation Accessories

PD Accessories

Catheter embedding and implantation accessories include Embedding Tools, Faller Trocar, catheter repair kits, titanium plugs, implantation stylettes, and Titanium Connectors.

Laparoscopic and Percutaneous Implantation Kits

Merit Implantation Kits are designed for the single incision-site implantation of a PD catheter to streamline the procedure and to promote efficiency. Tunnelors and Faller Trocars aid in a tight, clean exit site; guide wires facilitate over-the-wire catheter placement. Multiple kit options are available to support your specific implantation approach and tunnelling style.

Laparoscopic Implantation Systems

Suggested for Laparoscopic and Peritoneoscopic Placement

Laparoscopic Implantation System

Suggested for Ultrasound-Guided Access and Fluoroscopic Placement

Laparoscopic Implantation System

Percutaneous Catheter Implantation

With Antegrade Catheter Faller Trocar

Suggested for Ultrasound-Guided Access and Fluoroscopic Placement

Percutaneous Catheter Implantation System

Clinical Education

Education Programs

Merit’s Think Dialysis Access education program offers several ways to learn PD and dialysis access techniques:

  • Our premier Peritoneal Dialysis and Hero Education Courses
  • Fellows Boot Camp for Dialysis Access
  • Dialysis Access CE program for nurses, techs, and radiology technologists.

Clinical Resources

Clinical Training

Merit’s Clinical Team is available to support implanters and dialysis centers with training and education.

Toll-free: 1 800 356 3748
Phone: + 1 801 208 4300

Clinical Reading

Rescue and Salvage Procedures for Mechanical and Infectious complications of PD.
John H. Crabtree in the International Journal of Artificial Organs – here’s the abstract.

Video Resources

PD Catheter Laparoscopic Implantation

  • Brief Merit product and PD overview, including laparoscopic tools and embedding kit.
  • Procedure step-by-step with a transplant surgeon who explains the benefits of using the laparoscopic technique.
  • Implantation tips and IFU instructions.

PD Catheter Percutaneous Implantation

  • Brief product and PD overview, including percutaneous tools and embedding kit.
  • Step-by-step procedure with an Interventional Radiologist, explaining the benefits of the Percutaneous approach.
  • Implantation tips and IFU instructions.

Patient Education

Ask4PD is an educational patient-awareness program to assist in finding the best dialysis option. The program includes ask4pd.com and more.

as4pd.com
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