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Vascular accesses for hemodialysis - an update


Thalhammer, Christoph; Pfammatter, Thomas; Segerer, Stephan (2013). Vascular accesses for hemodialysis - an update. Vasa, 42(4):252-63.

Abstract

During the last two decades the prevalence of patients needing chronic renal replacement therapy has increased progressively. Furthermore, the dialysis population has significantly changed. Patients are older, have multiple comorbidities, and have a particularly high cardio-vascular risk. Therefore, the prerequisites for the formation of fistulae have become worse. Many centres (including our own) have formed interdisciplinary vascular access teams to provide an optimal service for these patients. Herein, we review recent studies regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for access failure. As many clinical decisions remain opinion -based we also include our personal approach resulting from regular interdisciplinary board meetings.

Abstract

During the last two decades the prevalence of patients needing chronic renal replacement therapy has increased progressively. Furthermore, the dialysis population has significantly changed. Patients are older, have multiple comorbidities, and have a particularly high cardio-vascular risk. Therefore, the prerequisites for the formation of fistulae have become worse. Many centres (including our own) have formed interdisciplinary vascular access teams to provide an optimal service for these patients. Herein, we review recent studies regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for access failure. As many clinical decisions remain opinion -based we also include our personal approach resulting from regular interdisciplinary board meetings.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Angiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nephrology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:2013
Deposited On:25 Sep 2013 15:39
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 22:40
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0301-1526
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0301-1526/a000286
PubMed ID:23823857

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