Dialysis Access

Dialysis Access

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Dialysis Access: A Multidisciplinary Approach gives radiologists, nephrologists, and surgeons the complete knowledge base they need to deliver effective, coordinated care to dialysis patients with vascular access needs. This practical guide explains how to implement the National Kidney Foundation's Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI) guidelines for vascular access and details procedures for creating vascular access...monitoring access failure...treating blocked access...and inserting and using catheters. Dr. Gray is the lead author for the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (SCVIR)'s Dialysis Access Reporting Standards. International contributors are expert interventional radiologists, nephrologists, and vascular access surgeons. Dialysis Access: A Multidisciplinary Approach fully integrates these specialties' perspectives.to increase the fibrinogen level by 50 mg per deciliter in a 70- kg patient, seven bags of cryoprecipitate would be required. For patients ... with FFP. In one preliminary study, factor Vila was effective in transiently reversing the prolonged PT in a group of nonbleeding cirrhotic patients (27). ... but not with FFP. Correction of the INR can be achieved four to five times more quickly with the PCCs than with FFP.

Title:Dialysis Access
Author:Richard James Gray, Jeffrey J. Sands
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2002


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