Tag: Vascular access

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...

A new ERA: The umbrella association seeking to speak with one...

 Christoph Wanner (Würzburg, Germany), president of the ERA, talks about the priorities and direction for this 50-year-old society, following its recent name change, with...

Does anaesthetic technique during AV fistula creation influence long-term successful outcomes?

The largest randomised controlled trial comparing long-term surgical outcomes between two different anaesthetic techniques, the ACCESs study, has just launched in the UK, to...
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...
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,...
early-cannulation grafts

Early-cannulation grafts display parity with ePTFE options—but also face similar challenges

In addition to demonstrating comparable performance in terms of long-term patency, durability and associated complications, early-cannulation arteriovenous (AV) grafts may hold some advantages when...
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...
av graft surveillance david kingsmore

Treating venous stenosis: Experts agree re-evaluation of AV graft surveillance is...

In its current form, postprocedural surveillance of arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) used to treat venous stenosis is “little more than supervised neglect”, and should be...
high flow av fistulas

High-flow fistulas remain divisive, with uncertainty over reduction and outcomes

Discussions at this year’s Charing Cross (CX) 2021 Digital Edition (19–22 April, online) indicated that high-flow arteriovenous (AV) fistulas remain one of the more...

Vascular Therapies announces clinical results from phase 3 randomised multicentre clinical...

Vascular Therapies recently announced results from its phase 3 clinical trial in which Sirogen showed encouraging arteriovenous fistula (AVF) outcomes in elderly end-stage renal...

LINC 2021: Positive first-time data presented for IN.PACT AV DCB and...

New data presented for the first time at LINC 2021 (The Leipzig Interventional Course; 25–29 January, online) support the use of drug-coated balloons (DCBs)...

Dialysis access needs to be a priority in the COVID-19 era

Panagiotis M Kitrou and Nicholas Inston discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular access services. Despite the disruption caused, they are optimistic...

CX 2020 LIVE: Vascular Access session showcases new technologies, while debate...

The CX 2020 LIVE Vascular Access Consensus session sparked global interest, with chair Nick Inston (Birmingham, UK) and moderator Domenico Valenti (London, UK) taking...

“More creative solutions” needed for end-stage vascular access patients

Nicholas (Nick) Inston calls for “more creative solutions” to vascular access challenges, commending interventional radiologists’ innovative reputation as instrumental to increasing the number of...