Efficiency of the kidney disease outcomes quality initiative guidelines for preemptive vascular access in an academic setting.

@article{Kimball2011EfficiencyOT,
  title={Efficiency of the kidney disease outcomes quality initiative guidelines for preemptive vascular access in an academic setting.},
  author={Traci A Kimball and Ken Barz and Kelly R Dimond and James M Edwards and Mark R Nehler},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={760-5; discussion 765-6}
}
BACKGROUND The National Kidney Foundation-Kidney Diseases Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) for vascular access guidelines state that patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) should undergo native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation at least 6 months before anticipated start of hemodialysis (HD) treatments to obviate the need for other… CONTINUE READING