Hemodialysis Access

Fundamentals and Advanced Management

  • Sherene Shalhub
  • Anahita Dua
  • Susanna Shin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Historical Perspectives and Current State of End Stage Renal Disease and Hemodialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fionnuala C. Cormack
      Pages 13-19
    3. Sachiko Hirotani, Shinya Kaname, Shinobu Gamou
      Pages 49-56
    4. Shang-Feng Yang, Kuo-Hua Lee, Chih-Ching Lin
      Pages 57-61
    5. Thomas R. McCormick
      Pages 63-69
  3. Hemodialysis Access Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Mark R. Nehler
      Pages 73-80
    3. Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, Anton Sidawy
      Pages 93-98
  4. Creating Hemodialysis Access

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Christopher R. Ingraham, Karim Valji
      Pages 107-117
    3. Berry Fairchild, Ali Azizzadeh
      Pages 119-123
    4. Rachel Heneghan, Niten Singh
      Pages 125-132
    5. Jennifer L. Worsham, Charlie C. Cheng, Zulfiqar F. Cheema, Grant T. Fankhauser, Michael B. Silva Jr.
      Pages 133-140

About this book


This comprehensive reference on the fundamentals of hemodialysis access creation and advanced management for maintenance is designed to meet the needs of all surgeons and physicians responsible for the treatment and care of patients undergoing dialysis. The book opens by discussing every aspect of dialysis access planning, including selection of the right access for the individual patient and access strategies. Hemodialysis access techniques, from the most basic to the most complex and unconventional, are then described step by step, and guidance is provided on follow-up and taking the newly created access to maturation so that it can be used for hemodialysis. Detailed attention is also devoted to the challenging management of specific complications of dialysis access surgery, including failing hemodialysis access. The closing section provides an understanding of the hemodialysis machine and the hemodialysis process itself, thus serving as a bridge between what nephrologists see and what surgeons manage. The book includes a wealth of informative, high-quality images and illustrations, and the authors are prominent, highly respected vascular surgeons, transplant surgeons, general surgeons, nephrologists, and interventional radiologists from across the United States.


Access planning Dialysis access techniques End stage renal disease ESRD Fistula formation Surgical intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Sherene Shalhub
    • 1
  • Anahita Dua
    • 2
  • Susanna Shin
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Vascular SurgeryDepartment of Surgery The University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMedical College of WisconsinBrookfieldUSA
  3. 3.Division of Vascular SurgeryDepartment of Surgery The University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40061-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40059-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40061-7
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