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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When to refer patients with chronic kidney disease for vascular access surgery: should age be a consideration?
The final sample consisted of 252 nurse and physician experts in vascular access for HD.
Development of competencies for the use of bedside ultrasound for assessment and cannulation of hemodialysis vascular access. Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists Journal, 25(4), 28-32.
Allon et al., "Establishing patient-specific criteria for selecting the optimal upper extremity vascular access procedure," Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol.
Management of BSIs in HD patients is complicated due to the limited vascular access options (16).
After that, a right natural radial-cephalic arteriovenous anastomosis was performed and after its maturation the left arm vascular access was ligated.
From the time of the first description of Autologous Arteriovenous Fistula (AAVF) in 1966 for Haemodialysis 7 decades ago, vascular access has remained the mainstay of chronic haemodialysis.
Correspondence to: Yanella Martinez-Smith, BA, Grad Cert Renal, MNursAP Vascular Access Clinical Nurse Consultant, St George Hospital Renal Department, NSW, Australia
What is central to patients' receiving dialysis is the patency of vascular access, the dysfunction of which is largely caused by stenosis and thrombosis.
Advantages of outpatient vascular access clinical care
This research is looking at ways to improve the success and longevity of vascular access for patients.
In the majority of patients, arm fistulas will be all that is required; however, there is a cohort of patients in whom vascular access is problematic who require more complicated access procedures.