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Endovascular procedures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18451655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vascular access-related procedures commonly performed by nephrologists include percutaneous balloon angioplasty, intravascular coil and stent insertion, thrombectomy, vascular mapping and tunneled hemodialysis catheter-related procedures. In addition, using vein obliteration and percutaneous balloon angioplasty techniques, nephrologists have recently documented successful salvage of arteriovenous fistulas that had failed to mature, whereas traditionally these fistulas have frequently been abandoned. While the performance of these procedures by nephrologists offers many advantages, appropriate training in order to develop the necessary procedural skills is critical. Recent data have emphasized that a nephrologist can be successfully trained to become a competent interventionalist. In addition to documenting excellent outcome data, multiple reports have demonstrated the safety and success of interventional nephrology. This report focuses on hemodialysis access-related procedures performed by nephrologists and calls for a proactive approach in optimizing this aspect of patient care.
Arif Asif
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contributions to nephrology     Volume:  161     ISSN:  0302-5144     ISO Abbreviation:  Contrib Nephrol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-02     Completed Date:  2008-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513582     Medline TA:  Contrib Nephrol     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Interventional Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Leonard A. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / adverse effects*
Renal Dialysis*
Thrombosis / therapy*

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