Vascular access for hemodialysis

Rick Hayashi, Edmund Huang, Allen R. Nissenson

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Establishing and maintaining adequate vascular access is essential to providing an appropriate dialysis dose in patients with end-stage renal disease. Complications related to vascular access have a significant role in dialysis-related morbidity and mortality. The National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) clinical practice guideline for dialysis access was last updated in 2000 and provides a framework for the optimal establishment and maintenance of dialysis access, and treatment of complications related to dialysis access. This paper reviews the 2000 K/DOQI dialysis access guideline as well as updated information published subsequently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-513
Number of pages10
JournalNature Clinical Practice Nephrology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 4 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Arteriovenous graft
  • Dialysis access
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Hemodialysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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