Infectious complications of the hemodialysis access.

  title={Infectious complications of the hemodialysis access.},
  author={George M Nassar and Juan Carlos Ayus},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={60 1},
Infectious complications of the vascular access are a major source of morbidity and mortality among hemodialysis (HD) patients. Numerous reports implicate the vascular access in up to 48 to 73% of all bacteremias in HD patients. The incidence of vascular access-related infection is highest when central venous dialysis catheters are employed. Native… CONTINUE READING