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Cannulation Methods

Since first used for hemodialysis in 1966, the Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) has been established in the medical community as the preferred method of vascular access,

Hemodialysis catheter placement

For a patient whose kidneys have failed, venous access or access to the blood system must be established and maintained for dialysis treatments. The access should be available for immediate use and have minimal complications in the short term (from days to weeks). 

All about Kidney disease tests (GFR, ACR)

Monitoring kidney function is vital for early diagnosis and treatment of renal failure, tracking kidney disease progression and adjusting medication and treatment plans in accordance to kidney function level.   

PTFE vs Dacron Grafts

If the patient is not a good candidate for an arteriovenous fistula, an arteriovenous graft is the next best choice to use as vascular access for hemodialysis.

Types of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease is generally categorized as one of 5 different types, based on the cause, level of damage to the kidneys and if the damage is permanent or reversible.

What Nephrologists Need to Know About VasQ

What is the ideal access for haemodialysis? AVFs are the preferred options for dialysis access with lower complication rates, more established longevity, and lower overall costs than prosthetic AV grafts or central venous catheters.

Radio-Cephalic Fistula for Hemodialysis

Fistulas for hemodialysis are generally created in the limbs – either in the arms or legs, with the arms being the most common location and preferably using the lower half of the arm (where the muscles are less prominent).

How to live with ESRD

End stage renal disease (ESRD) is the last stage of chronic kidney disease, and means that the kidneys are only functioning at 10-15% of their normal capacity.

what happens in kidney disease What happens in Kidney Disease?

Healthy kidneys maintain a balance of water and minerals in the blood, remove waste from the body, assist in blood pressure regulation, stimulate red blood cell production and are important in making vitamin D, needed for bone health.

AV fistula risks Risks of AV Fistula Procedure

While AV fistulas are considered to be the safest and longest lasting of access types, and are generally agreed about by experts in the field to be the preferred type of vascular access,

renal failure treatment Treatment of Renal Failure

What is Renal Failure? Renal failure, or kidney failure, can affect a person’s health is many different ways. Renal failure occurs when a rapid loss of renal function results in poor urine production, electrolyte disturbance and fluid balance disturbance.

Vein Access for Dialysis Types of Vein Access for Dialysis

Hemodialysis, the process of cleaning the blood of people suffering from kidney failure, is usually performed three times a week. Two needles are inserted into the patient. Blood is drawn, cleaned via circulation through a filter in the dialysis machine and returned to the blood stream.

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