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Improving Care Coordination of Hospitalized Chronic Hemodialysis Patients

When done effectively, patients are more likely to receive the right care at the right time, which can lead to...

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Preserving Your Lifeline: What You Should Know About Vascular Access Monitoring and Surveillance

As a patient using a graft or fistula for dialysis, one of your highest priorities for maintaining your health and well-being is to make sure that your vascular access is working properly.

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Dialysis Vascular Access Report Cards - From the Perspective of Vasc-Alert

A new tool is available from Vasc-Alert that could revolutionize patient care . . .

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How to Address Workforce Shortages in Dialysis Centers

Dialysis centers are facing shortages of the nurses that run the facilities and the technicians who operate the dialysis machines.

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Detection of Hemodialysis Venous Needle Dislodgment Using Venous Access Pressure Measurements: A Simulation Study

In rare instances, hemodialysis venous needles may become dislodged, and when left undetected, this can lead to severe injury or death.

New Study Shows Vasc-Alert Surveillance Technology Successfully Predicts Vascular Access Blockages in Dialysis Patients

Technology provides great value for patients, staff, and the healthcare system and should become the standard of care, study authors say...

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Percutaneous Fistula Creation in Dialysis Patients

I am thrilled that I can place a fistula in my office-based lab, but it is vital that the patient and dialysis unit continues to monitor the access and let me know if any problems occur so we can correct them in a timely manner and prevent thrombosis or permanent loss of the access.

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New Technologies for Dialysis Access Creation and Maintenance: The Future is Now

“Every problem has a solution; it may sometimes just need another perspective.” He relates this to the chronic kidney disease and AV access community in an effort to help the audience understand that although there are and have been previous solutions we must continue to explore and expand further. 

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New Innovations by Dr. Omar Davis and Dr. Ari D. Kramer

Vasc-Alert recently had the opportunity to connect with a couple of doctors who are paving the way for improved vascular access management in the dialysis community. Check back to see some of the work they are doing to help dialysis patients have healthy, viable vascular accesses.

The work of Dr. Omar Davis at the Interventional Nephrology Specialists Access Center in Memphis, Tennessee and Dr. Ari D. Kramer at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System are allowing patients to receive better dialysis treatments through improved AV access options and better maintenance and repair to existing accesses.  

Stay tuned to learn about their impressive work.

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Surveillance for New AV Fistulas

What is also known is that all AV accesses, both fistula and graft, are at some risk of developing stenosis and requiring intervention...