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Main description:

The key factor for successful creation and maintenance of vascular access is the multidisciplinary approach, involving not only vascular surgeons, but in particular nephrologists, interventional radiologists, dialysis nurses and vascular lab technicians. With this combined effort, the handling of the magnitude and complexity of vascular access issues in dialysis patients can be faced with confidence. The subjects of the 2009 European Vascular Access Course are related to multidisciplinary access creation and maintenance; this is why the 22 chapters are presented and written by 5 nephrologists, 11 surgeons, 5 radiologists and 1 biomedical technologist. The first section starts with the biology of access, the pre-operative assessment and the endovascular and surgical techniques to enhance vascular access
maturation. Central venous catheter options and the management of vein obstruction are addressed extensively in the second section of the course. The growing elderly and co-morbid patient group needs increasingly secondary upper and lower limb access procedures with or without the implantation of prosthetic grafts with their additional complications. Therefore, vein transposition techniques and the use of novel prosthetic grafts are also highlighted in this book. Whether endovascular or surgical intervention is preferable for the treatment of thrombosed accesses is discussed too. In addition, the endovascular and the various surgical techniques for the treatment of angio-access induced ischemia, a limb-threatening complication, are reviewed


ISBN-13: 9788877116802
Publisher: Ingrams (Minerva Medica)
Publication date: February, 2009
Pages: 192

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, Gastrointestinal/colorectal