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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All 14 patients had bilateral temporary subclavian vein dialysis catheters and failed upper extremity arteriovenous access.
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An example of overuse in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population might be when arteriovenous access surgeries are performed under general anesthesia when the surgery could be safely done using regional anesthesia instead (Malinzak, & Gan, 2009; Sahin et al.
Mendelssohn, I am delighted to accept the CANNT 2010 manuscript award for quality improvement project "A three-step approach to conversion of prevalent catheter dependent patients to arteriovenous access.
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How often are patients referred to a vascular access surgeon for arteriovenous access surgery and refused to have the surgery because he or she had not received adequate education and was not fully convinced of the need for the surgery?