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Vascular Access surgeon

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. 

Doctor Ari D. Kramer

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.

AV Fistula

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...

Empowering the Dialysis Patient to Help in Caring for Their Access

Educating patients about signs and symptoms of vascular access complications is one of the many ways dialysis providers can help empower their patients....

A Dialysis Administrator's Perspective on Vasc-Alert

“With Vasc-Alert, the staff don’t have to do anything but their job - caring for patients.”

The Dialysis Vascular Access Coalition: Advocating for Patient Care

VACs treat more than half of a million cases per year across the country in a safe, specialized, patient-preferred setting...


I'm A Patient: What is Vasc-Alert?

Monitoring and surveillance usage helps your caregiver make sure your access is working properly . . .

ASDIN Presentation: Vascular Access Surveillance Prolongs Access Survival

The study found that surveillance using Vasc-Alert with referrals for PTA when indicated reduces failure rate compared to...

Vascular Access — Is Your Patient Running Out of Options?

If you work as a dialysis provider long enough, you’re guaranteed to have some difficult conversations. Some of these conversations will be with family. Some of them will be with patients. Some of them will be with other . . .

What is Vasc-Alert and How Does it Work?

Vascular access dysfunction, including stenosis and thrombosis, is the leading cause of arteriovenous vascular access failure and conversion to a central venous catheter. These complications may be minimized by having proper access care, including . . . 

The Value Proposition for Improving Vascular Access Care

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 . . .