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.
“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.
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.
The major costs of access complications are triggered when a patient thromboses and then converts from an AV access to a catheter, even if only for a brief period. Besides a disruption to operations, the facility incurs real costs because of . . .