Tag: cannulation

oversized balloon angioplasty

Oversized balloon angioplasty technique safe and effective for AV fistula maturation

A retrospective analysis published in the Journal of Vascular Access (JVA) has shown that the oversized balloon angioplasty technique to assist arteriovenous (AV) fistula...
new vascular access technologies

Nitric oxide, simulation and “living” grafts: Is the landscape of vascular...

The field of vascular access care for haemodialysis patients may look very different in just a few years’ time, with a host of new,...
sabine nipshagen plastic cannulas

Plastic cannulas offer useful new option in toolbox for renal nurses

Despite currently being less commonly used than metal needles in haemodialysis access, particularly in Europe, plastic cannulas offer a “useful new tool in the...
george smith ultrasound guidance cannulation

Ultrasound guidance shown to improve cannulation accuracy, particularly in harder-to-needle AV...

A small, randomised trial conducted in a UK dialysis unit has found that ultrasound guidance can improve cannulation accuracy—and this improvement may be most...