Tag: cannulation

access graft technologies

Bright future for access grafts highlighted at VASBI 2021 with multiple...

New technologies intended to improve the often-mixed outcomes associated with arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) for haemodialysis access were on display at this year’s Vascular Access...
magic cannulation technique

Early data indicate benefits of MAGIC in improving cannulation technique

Early data have indicated that a national project, dubbed MAGIC (Managing access by generating improvements in cannulation), has improved cannulation techniques of haemodialysis accesses...
ellipsys five-year data

Benefits of percutaneous fistula creation further bolstered by five-year Ellipsys data

The Ellipsys vascular access system (Avenu Medical/Medtronic) can be used to easily and safely create durable percutaneous arteriovenous fistulas (pAVFs) for haemodialysis—with new, long-term...
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...