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The U.S. market for vascular access devices and accessories has experienced consistent growth so far in 2017. Growth is spread across multiple market segments, including, but not limited to, port access needles, midline and extended-dwell peripheral catheters, ultrasound systems for vascular access, and catheter securement devices. The total market is being driven by products designed to reduce infections and other catheter-related complications and limited by significant declines in older conventional products.

A well-known trend in catheter placement is the increasing insertion of midlines (short to intermediate term peripheral catheters), and the decreasing placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) due to high central-line infection and thrombosis rates. Recent publications have introduced usage guidelines to inform healthcare workers about catheter selection and insertion techniques. The Michigan Appropriateness Guideline for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC) is a series of guidelines released in September 2015 by the University of Michigan that, when applied, increases midline usage in place of PICCs. Similarly, the Infusion Nursing Society’s 2016 Infusion Standards of Practice removes certain indications for central lines, such as pH level, thus increasing the number of cases suitable for midline placement. Since 2015, healthcare workers have adhered to these guidelines in growing numbers, while also taking further steps to reduce catheter-related complications, resulting in growth across multiple market segments.

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More on the vascular access device market in the U.S. can be found in a series of reports published by iData Research entitled the U.S. Market Report Suite for Vascular Access Devices and Accessories. The suite covers reports on the following markets: implantable ports, port needles, central venous catheters (CVCs), peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs), midlines, dialysis catheters, ultrasound machines, tip guidance devices, catheter securement devices, syringes and needles.

The iData report series on urological devices covers the U.S., Australia, South Korea, China, India, Japan and 15 countries in Europe including Germany, France, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg), Scandinavia (Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Portugal, Austria and Switzerland. Reports provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment. To find out more about urological device market data or procedure data, register online or email us at [email protected] for a U.S. Market Report Suite for Vascular Access Devices and Accessories brochure and synopsis.