Authors suggest vascular access should be tailored to each patient

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Vascular access care should be patient-centered with the aim to maximize patient survival without loss of vascular access options; and not focused only the primary patency rates of dialysis access procedures” Letachowicz et al (2017).

Abstract:

A cornerstone of hemodialysis treatment is the creation of a functional and durable dialysis vascular access. Every patient with chronic kidney disease should have a plan of renal replacement therapy and access site protection. Factors having a crucial impact on vascular access selection include age, comorbidity, vessel quality, prognosis, dialysis urgency, and surgeon’s preferences.

Our medical group have reviewed these factors in our patients and, based on recently published data, developed a clinical decision tree for dialysis access in the chronic kidney disease patient. Vascular access care should be patient-centered with the aim to maximize patient survival without loss of vascular access options; and not focused only the primary patency rates of dialysis access procedures.

Reference:

Letachowicz, K., Szyber, P., Gołębiowski, T., Kusztal, M., Letachowicz, W., Weyde, W., Garcarek, J. and Klinger, M. (2016) Vascular access should be tailored to the patient. Seminars in Vascular Surgery. 29(4), p.146-152.

doi: 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2016.11.003.

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