Annemarie M Verhallen

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BACKGROUND The standard technique for fistula cannulation, the rope-ladder technique, is problematic for patients with short fistula lengths and for patients in whom the fistula is difficult to cannulate. The buttonhole technique, cannulation of exactly the same site, offers the advantage of an easy cannulation procedure. However, it can be used only in(More)
BACKGROUND The literature in the field of access management in relation to home haemodialysis (HHD) was reviewed. FINDINGS One of the greatest benefits of HHD is the possibility for high dose dialysis. There is, however, concern about its adverse effects on access survival. Furthermore, for the patients, self-cannulation is often the biggest obstacle for(More)
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