Interventional nephrology: Physical examination as a tool for surveillance for the hemodialysis arteriovenous access

Loay Salman, Gerald Beathard

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Abstract

The prospective recognition of stenosis affecting dialysis vascular access and its prospective treatment is important in the management of the hemodialysis patient. Surveillance by physical examination is easily learned, easily performed, quickly done, and economical. In addition, it has a level of accuracy and reliability equivalent to other approaches that require special instrumentation. Physical examination should be part of any education to all hemodialysis care givers. This review presents the basic principles of physical examination of the hemodialysis vascular access and discusses the evidence behind its value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1220-1227
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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