Corpus ID: 5718981

[Complications of vascular access for hemodialysis - limits, imagination and commitment].

@article{Amorim2013ComplicationsOV,
  title={[Complications of vascular access for hemodialysis - limits, imagination and commitment].},
  author={P. Amorim and Gonçalo Sousa and Jo{\~a}o Vieira and Lourenço Sousa and Karla Ribeiro and G. Sobrinho and T. Vieira and N. Meireles and A. Fortes and F. Neves and P. Albino},
  journal={Revista portuguesa de cirurgia cardio-toracica e vascular : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica e Vascular},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          211-9
        }
}
  • P. Amorim, Gonçalo Sousa, +8 authors P. Albino
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Revista portuguesa de cirurgia cardio-toracica e vascular : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica e Vascular
Terminal chronic kidney disease courses with high mortality and is a serious public health problem on a global scale. In Portugal, it involves about 14,000 patients of whom 5,000 are transplanted. The remaining require permanent renal replacement techniques. Every year, there are 2,200 new cases and the mortality rate is around 20%. One of the most important determinants for the survival of hemodialysis patients is the quality of vascular access. The role of the vascular surgeon is to planify… Expand
6 Citations