Associations with predialysis vascular access management.

  title={Associations with predialysis vascular access management.},
  author={Timmy Lee and Jill Barker and Michael A Allon},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={43 6},
BACKGROUND The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) guidelines encourage increasing the proportion of arteriovenous fistulae among incident hemodialysis patients. Achieving optimal outcomes requires predialysis out-patient follow-up by a nephrologist, predialysis placement of a vascular access, and adequate maturation of the vascular access. METHODS We assessed the effect of clinical factors on predialysis vascular access management in all incident hemodialysis patients at a… CONTINUE READING

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