Updated Spanish guidelines on vascular access for haemodialysis 2017

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With a view to finding a common approach, the Spanish Multidisciplinary Group on Vascular Access (GEMAV), which includes experts from the five scientific societies involved (nephrology [S.E.N.], vascular surgery [SEACV], vascular and interventional radiology [SERAM-SERVEI], infectious diseases [SEIMC] and nephrology nursing [SEDEN]), along with the methodological support of the Cochrane Center, has updated the Guidelines on Vascular Access for Haemodialysis, published in 2005” Ibeas et al (2017).

Abstract:

Vascular access for haemodialysis is key in renal patients both due to its associated morbidity and mortality and due to its impact on quality of life. The process, from the creation and maintenance of vascular access to the treatment of its complications, represents a challenge when it comes to decision-making, due to the complexity of the existing disease and the diversity of the specialities involved. With a view to finding a common approach, the Spanish Multidisciplinary Group on Vascular Access (GEMAV), which includes experts from the five scientific societies involved (nephrology [S.E.N.], vascular surgery [SEACV], vascular and interventional radiology [SERAM-SERVEI], infectious diseases [SEIMC] and nephrology nursing [SEDEN]), along with the methodological support of the Cochrane Center, has updated the Guidelines on Vascular Access for Haemodialysis, published in 2005. These guidelines maintain a similar structure, in that they review the evidence without compromising the educational aspects. However, on one hand, they provide an update to methodology development following the guidelines of the GRADE system in order to translate this systematic review of evidence into recommendations that facilitate decision-making in routine clinical practice, and, on the other hand, the guidelines establish quality indicators which make it possible to monitor the quality of healthcare.

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Ibeas, J., Roca-Tey, R., Vallespín, J., Moreno, T., Moñux, G., Martí-Monrós, A., Pozo, J.L.D., Gruss, E., Arellano, M.R., Fontseré, N., Arenas, M.D., Merino, J.L., García-Revillo, J., Caro, P., López-Espada, C., Giménez-Gaibar, A., Fernández-Lucas, M., Valdés, P., Fernández-Quesada, F., de la Fuente, N., Hernán, D., Arribas, P., de la Nieta, M.D.S., Martínez, M.T. and Barba, Á. (2017) Spanish Clinical Guidelines on Vascular Access for Haemodialysis. Nefrología. 37(Suppl 1), p.1-193. [Article in English, Spanish].

doi: 10.1016/j.nefro.2017.11.004.

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