vascular 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.

vascular access

Clinical medicine The ability to enter the vascular system; the ease with which the vascular system can be entered for administering therapy or obtaining blood for testing

vascular access

A portal of entry into the circulation, e.g., by a dialysis catheter.
See: table
Intraosseously (through the cortex of a bone, esp. a bone in the leg)
Intravenously (peripherally or centrally)
Via surgically implanted ports (e.g., for the frequent or long-term administration of antibiotics, blood products, or cancer chemotherapy.)
By venous cutdown
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The Association for Vascular Access is an association of healthcare professionals founded in 1985 to promote the emerging vascular access specialty.
Results showed the patient had a very difficult problem of exhaustion of vascular access.
This is our first vascular access contract with HealthTrust and it will provide their 1,400 member hospitals with access to our quality dialysis products," said AngioDynamics SVP and GM for US Sales Alan Panzer.
Overall, we recommend the Atlas of Dialysis Vascular Access to anyone involved in caring for haemodialysis patients.
HumaGraft is being created to help offer strong and reliable vascular access for hemodialysis patients with End Stage Renal Disease and to decrease or avoid certain serious complications that arise with the existing standards of care related to the existing forms of vascular access for hemodialysis.
The system is a single-needle solution for vascular access aimed at providing combat life-savers and medics with rapid and accurate manual IO access to seven U.
Establishing and maintaining a vascular access is one of the biggest problems in hemodialysis (Bonello, Levin, & Ronco, 2004); 20% of hospital admissions for clients on dialysis are for vascular access complications, with an annual cost to Medicare of over one billion dollars (Saran, Pisoni, & Weitzel, 2004).
The acquisition reportedly combines two market leaders that are uniquely positioned to provide physician practices with the most comprehensive set of solutions available to effectively and economically manage vascular access centres.
Upon completion of a four-hour comprehensive vascular access camp that included lectures, interactive booths, open discussion, and feedback, each participant would achieve the learning objectives.
Renal Ventures Management LLC, a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, announces the formation of RV Physician Partners LLC, a new division of vascular access centers slated to open in 2013.
CKD teaching related to creation and maintenance of the hemodialysis vascular access should be made available to CKD patients and their families as soon as the diagnosis of impending progression into Stage 5 and need for kidney replacement therapy has been determined.
Michael Voss has joined Vidacare Corporation as senior vice president for its vascular access business unit, according to the San Antonio, Texas-based firm.