arteriovenous access


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access

 [ak´ses]
a means of approaching something.
arteriovenous access the usual type of vascular access, connecting an artery and a vein, usually in the arm.
hemodialysis access (vascular access) the means by which hemodialysis apparatus is connected to blood vessels; the most common type is arteriovenous access. Other types include venovenous access and types of fistulas and shunts.
venovenous access vascular access via a tube that begins at a vein and ends at a vein, used in hemodialysis and continuous venovenous hemofiltration.

arteriovenous access

Use of a shunt to connect an artery to a vein. This may be used in renal dialysis.
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Vascugel[TM] is the first therapy being developed to simultaneously improve outcomes for the two primary forms of surgical arteriovenous access, namely, AV grafts and AV fistulas.
Pervasis is a clinical stage company focused on developing breakthrough therapies with the potential to improve outcomes following common vascular surgical and interventional procedures, such as arteriovenous access, angioplasties, stents and peripheral and coronary bypass grafts -- the failure of which result in serious complications and a significant increase in medical costs.
Pervasis' novel therapeutic technology, Vascugel[TM], is currently undergoing two Phase II clinical trials in human subjects with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who require arteriovenous access for hemodialysis.
Pervasis' novel therapeutic technology, Vascugel[TM], is currently undergoing two Phase II clinical trials in human subjects for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who require arteriovenous access for hemodialysis.
Development of Vascugel to Sustain Arteriovenous Access for Hemodialysis ($244,479.
The trials were designed to study the safety of Vascugel[TM] in maintaining vascular patency in patients with arteriovenous access fistulas (AVF) and arteriovenous access grafts (AVG) for dialysis treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD).