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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-18
Pictorial essay: Interventional radiology in the management of hemodialysis vascular access - A single-center experience

1 Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Suraj Mammen
Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.95397

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The majority of patients with CKD stage 5 (CKD-5), who cannot undergo renal transplant, depend on maintenance hemodialysis by surgically created access sites. Native fistulae are preferred over grafts due to their longevity. More than half of these vital portals for dialysis access will fail over time. Screening procedures to select high-risk patients before thrombosis or stenosis appears have resulted in aggressive management. These patients are referred for angiographic evaluation and/or therapy. We present the patterns of dialysis-related interventions done in our institution.

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