hemodialysis 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.
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The pivotal multicenter trial of ultrasound-guided percutaneous arteriovenous fistula creation for hemodialysis access. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 29(2), 149-158.
Infectious complications of the hemodialysis access. Kidney Int.
Lawson, "Initial experience and outcome of a new hemodialysis access device for catheter-dependent patients," Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol.
Nicholson, "Axillary-axillary loop graft for hemodialysis access," Journal of Vascular Access, vol.
* Role of the Nurse in Femoral Vein Catheterization for Hemodialysis Access
Vein damage may be caused by many factors and it may take only a short time to render a vein useless for hemodialysis access. Medications infused through the PICC may cause chemical irritation to the venous endothelium or the catheter itself may cause venous irritation.
The influence of human immunodeficiency virus infection and intravenous drug abuse on complications of hemodialysis access surgery.
This material is organized into sections on the history of angiography and intervention, vascular diagnosis, instruments of intervention, patient care, principles of vascular intervention, vascular anatomy, peripheral arterial intervention, vascular malformations, abdominal vascular intervention, pelvic vascular intervention, thoracic vascular intervention, head and neck vascular intervention, venous intervention, venous sampling for endocrine disease, intervention in portal hypertension, hemodialysis access management, venous access, and intervention in the lymphatic system.
"Our innovative use of cutting edge, site-specific therapy has been central to the development of coronary and peripheral drug-eluting stents, anti-restenosis therapy in bypass surgery and hemodialysis access procedures, and more recently, coronary stem cell therapy and treatments for arrhythmias following open heart surgery," added Dr.
If gadolinium-containing contrast is medically necessary, prompt hemodialysis after contrast administration to facilitate clearance of the contrast might be reasonable for patients who have established hemodialysis access; however, the effectiveness of this strategy in reducing the risk for NFD development or progression is unknown.
The company has received 510(k) clearance to market its Orbital Atherectomy System for treatment of occluded AV Grafts used for hemodialysis access and has obtained CE mark for peripheral vascular use.