Tag: Dialysis

Study provides new insights on COVID-19 risk in patients receiving dialysis

Many individuals with kidney failure have been unable to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic because they require dialysis treatments in clinics several times a...
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More mixed results for DCBs in AV access maintenance as evidence...

Additional randomised controlled data regarding the effectiveness of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in maintaining arteriovenous (AV) access offers new evidence, but it is freighted with...

Wearable device for AV fistula remote monitoring shows promise—but faces commercial...

A new wearable device designed to remotely monitor arteriovenous (AV) fistulae function in dialysis access patients uncovered promising data leading one set of researchers...
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Renal artery involvement in EVAR linked to permanent dialysis and lower...

Renal artery involvement (RAI) in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is “highly predictive of the need for postoperative and permanent dialysis,” Anastasia Plotkin (University of...
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VasQ external support awarded NUB Status 1 reimbursement renewal for 2021...

The German Institute for Hospital Remuneration (InEK) has renewed the new examination and treatment methods (NUB) Status 1 designation of VasQ external support (Laminate...

UK-first innovation could save lives of dialysis patients

Barts Health NHS Trust has performed a UK-first operation outside of trial setting that could reduce mortality and risks of infection in patients with...
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National Kidney Foundation releases guideline for vascular access in dialysis patients

The American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) has published the National Kidney Foundation's KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update, a completely...

First data from AVeVA suggest Covera stent “safe and effective” at...

Early data from the prospective multicentre AVeVA study that employed a covered stent (Covera; Bard, now BD) to treat stenoses at the venous anastomosis...

Novel arteriovenous fistula creation 
for dialysis access

Percutaneous arteriovenous fistulae creation may allow greater patient access to fistula formation as more physicians will be able to create these channels, thus potentially...