Tag: dialysis access

Setting clear expectations early on is an important step in the...

Stephen Hohmann (Texas Vascular Associates, Dallas, USA) recently sat down with Renal Interventions to discuss a number of key considerations along the dialysis journey,...

Fistula, graft or catheter—first and foremost, dialysis patients want an access...

“Catheters are not nearly as bad as we make them out to be.” This was one of the salient messages delivered by Theodore Saad...
vascular access frailty

Increased frailty associated with longer time to functional use of vascular...

A retrospective analysis of the US Renal Data System has found that, in patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment, a higher degree of frailty is associated...

Not always ‘the alternative’: Are arteriovenous grafts unfairly maligned?

The arteriovenous graft (AVG) for use as a dialysis conduit is a story of innovation, disappointment, intrigue, politics and hope. A recent recalibration of...

Houston, we have a dialysis access problem

The concept of dedicated vascular access centres fuels a turbocharged Texan tussle with Karl Illig (Flow Vascular Center, Houston, USA) taking on Eric Peden...

Fistula trials among key areas set to benefit from MedAlliance acquiring...

Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) access is one of the key areas that is set to receive a boost following MedAlliance’s acquisition of its partner MDK...
fistula non maturation

Combination therapies and dynamic AVFs among options that may solve fistula...

Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are widely considered to be the holy grail in dialysis access, providing a more long-term solution than synthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVGs)...
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...

CiDA 2021 sets out to tackle current controversies polarising dialysis access...

 The upcoming Controversies in Dialysis Access (CiDA) meeting in Dallas, Texas is stepping up the scrutiny on the controversies and questions currently igniting the...
vascular access handbook gemav

New vascular access handbook intends to provide dialysis patients with answers...

At the 12th Congress of the Vascular Access Society (VAS; 6–9 April 2021, online), Ramon Roca-Tey, senior consultant in nephrology at the Fundación Sanitaria...
amplifi artio

Results from first-in-human study of Amplifi vein dilation system presented at...

Preliminary clinical results from a first-in-human study assessing the Amplifi vein dilation system (Artio Medical) were presented at this year’s Vascular InterVentional Advances conference (VIVA;...
treating steal syndrome

Treating steal syndrome: Symptoms, flow rate and anastomosis location all key...

When it comes to treating steal syndrome, the extent to which the dialysis patient in question is displaying symptoms—as well as their flow rate...