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To achieve the highest possible quality in renal care and the best possible patient outcomes, we believe that an integrated, holistic approach that encompasses the entire care process is absolutely essential. This approach allows us to continuously monitor, analyze and refine each aspect of what it takes to make that process successful in every respect. The expertise we are continually gathering lets us know how we can most effectively work together with different healthcare partners in different markets to make renal care as good as it can be. In line with our core beliefs, we strictly observe current standards and support their continued development, cooperating with healthcare systems and medical communities in countries around the world.
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Vascular access in the elderly: Tradeoffs necessary
According to guidelines on vascular access of hemodialysis patients in the United States (and elsewhere), arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are recommended over grafts (AVGs). However, as researchers at the University of Alabama (US) point out, these guidelines have not yet been comprehensively assessed in the elderly (Lee T et al, Tradeoffs in Vascular Access Selection in Elderly Patients Initiating Hemodialysis With a Catheter. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018; doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.03.023).
3-year patency and revision in AVF
Patients with upper arm arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) occasionally develop high flow. In these cases, revision using distal inflow (RUDI) will lead to an effective reduction of high flow accesses (HFA) in the short-term, report Dutch surgeons (Gerrickens MWM et al, Three Year Patency and Recurrence Rates of Revision Using Distal Inflow with a Venous Interposition Graft for High Flow Brachial Artery Based Arteriovenous FistulaEur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018; doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2018.03.014).