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1st Edition

Vascular Access in Clinical Practice

ISBN 9780824707682
Published April 23, 2002 by CRC Press
448 Pages

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Book Description

This comprehensive reference details the techniques for establishing vascular access for hemodialysis and other acute and chronic conditions that require access to the circulation along with peritoneal dialysis access methods.

Includes over 960 references and more than 160 tables, figures, and photographs.

Vascular Access in Clinical Practice contains the latest material on

  • autogenous AV fistula formation and maintenance methods
  • diagnosis of fistula problems prior to thrombosis
  • salvaging acutely thrombosed grafts
  • percutaneous methods of salvaging access sites
  • preoperative assessment of the access patient
  • materials used for vascular access and their healing responses
  • access techniques for pediatric patients
    and features extensive coverage of central venous catheters including
  • catheter selection
  • catheter placement techniques
  • catheter related complications
  • operative imaging
  • catheter care and maintenance
    Vascular Access in Clinical Practice is an essential reference for general and vascular surgeons, residents, and fellows; nephrologists; dialysis practitioners; intravenous infusion practices; and medical, physician assistant, and nursing students who have contact with dialysis and other critically ill patients.
  • Table of Contents

    Vascular Access for Hemodialysis

    An Overview of Hemodialysis
    Sam H. James and Stephen J. Ruffenach
    Anesthetic Considerations
    Mark P. Ramirez and Scott S. Berman
    Preoperative Evaluation
    John M. Marek and Scott S. Berman
    Autogenous Hemodialysis Access Techniques
    Luke S. Erdoes and Scott S. Berman
    Construction of Prosthetic Arteriovenous Grafts for Hemodialysis
    Scott S. Berman
    Postoperative Surveillance of Dialysis Access
    Joseph L. Mills and Scott S. Berman
    Revisional Surgery for Failed Dialysis Access
    Alex Westerband, Bruce E. Jarrell, and Scott S. Berman
    Nonsurgical Methods for Salvaging Failed Dialysis Access
    Donald J. Roach, Thomas Stejskal, and Scott S. Berman
    Current Concepts in Dialysis Access Failure
    Stuart K. Williams and Bruce E. Jarrell
    Short- and Long-term Hemodialysis Catheters
    Andrew T. Gentile and Scott S. Berman
    Accessing AV Accesses and Catheters
    Rudy Monea and W. Bradford Carter
    Complications of Hemodialysis Access Fistulae and Grafts
    Mark R. Sarfati and Scott S. Berman
    Biomaterials in Vascular Access: Selection, Function, and Host Response
    Stuart K. Williams and Bruce E. Jarrell

    Central Venous Access

    Central Venous Catheters: Selection and Placement Techniques
    Kenneth Fox, Donald Roach, and Scott S. Berman
    Intraoperative Imaging and Catheter Placement
    Scott S. Berman and Tom Stejskal
    Catheter Related Complications: Their Prophylaxis and Management
    John M. Marek and Scott S. Berman

    Peritoneal Dialysis

    Overview of Peritoneal Dialysis
    Dan Ihnat, Sam H. James, and Stephen J. Ruffenach
    Patient Selection, Catheter Placement and Dialysis Techniques
    Dan Ihnat, Brad Carter, John Daller, and Bruce Jarrell
    Dan Ihnat, Brad Carter, and Bruce Jarrell


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    …concise and clear….
    …useful to those who practice or are training in vascular access surgery.
    "-European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery