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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.

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