Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a global health problem. In 2019, it was related to 2.53% of general global mortality (2.35-2.66%); in the same year, in Latin America, mortality related to CKD reached 5.25% (4.92-5.49%), with an annual increase of 3.37%, proving increased mortality of 102% between 1990 and 2017. A nephrology specialty in Mexico recently fulfilled its first 50 years. Despite being relatively young, nephrologists are interested in “new” sub-specialties of nephrology and learning novel techniques and problem-solving skills. Our group is the first in our country to focus solely and exclusively on comprehensive VA care and we want to position ourselves as the first Mexican interdisciplinary group focused on vascular access (GIMEXAV).Reference:
García-Yañez JC, Serrano-Gavuzzo CA, Arvizu-Hernandez M, Moguel-González B, Bravo E. Evaluation of hemodialysis vascular access. Perspective from Mexico. Front Nephrol. 2023 Jul 11;3:1084188. doi: 10.3389/fneph.2023.1084188. PMID: 37675383; PMCID: PMC10479673.