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Susan Eymann, MS

Susan Eymann is a medical writer with over 20 years of experience covering topics related to intraoperative blood flow measurement. She is also the author of the handbook, Flow-based Intraoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Patency Assurance, which has been widely recognized as one of the most valuable publications on graft patency currently in circulation. Susan holds a Master's of Science degree in Biology from Penn State University.

Recent Posts

A Clinical Recap of Intraoperative Measurements: A Useful Tool to Predict Maturation in AV Fistulas

Why do Japanese Hemodialysis Patients Live Longer than their American & European Counterparts?

Heart Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Debbie Brouwer-Maier RN, CNN, Weighs in on Cannulation of the Vascular Access

Transonic Has Mixed Response to 2019 KDOQI Guidelines on Surveillance

Transonic Measurements Are Essential Tools in a Nephrologist’s Toolkit

Prescription Drug Coverage for Persons with CKD - 2018

Do You Know Your HD Patient’s Cardiac Status? It Could Be a Matter of Life and Death!

Transition of Care for Persons with CKD - 2018

Dialysis, the Foremost Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Throughout the World

Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with CKD

ESRD Among U.S. Veterans

Vascular Access Facts

Diabetes Remains Underlying Cause of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Globally

Prevalence & Incidence of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Across the Globe Part 2

Clinical Indicators of End-Stage Renal Disease (USRDS) 2018

End-of-Life Care for ESRD Patients

CKD Among Children and Adolescents - 2018

Transplantation in ESRD Patients

Prevalence of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Across the Globe Part 1

Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with CKD – 2018

United States Renal Data System (USRDS): What’s New from 2018

USRDS Weighs in on the Vascular Access

Healthcare Expenditures for Persons with CKD in 2018

Prescription Drug Coverage for ESRD Patients

Cardiovascular Disease in ESRD Patients

ESRD Among Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI): CKD Risk Factor

End-Stage Renal Disease in the US (USRDS) 2018

UK Questionnaire Seeks Insight on Hemodialysis Patient Satisfaction

Chronic Kidney Disease: A 21st Century Medical Challenge

15 Symptoms of Kidney Failure

Know Your Care: Kidney Care UK

Where You Live Can Influence Your Choice for a Vascular Access

What the European Guidelines Tell Us About Pre-Operative Vascular Access Imaging

All Surveillance Methods Are Not Comparable

Basis for Proposed KDOQI Guidelines Recommendation on Physical Examination

Randomized Controlled Trial Confirms Value of Surveillance

Advocate for Surveillance in the new 2019 KDOQI Guidelines

Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistula or Graft? Here's What to Know

Dr. Nikolai Krivitski Responds to the Debate About Vascular Access Surveillance

What You Should Know if You Have a Hemodialysis Catheter

Access Thrombosis Causes Major Problems for the Patient, Care Staff and Nephrologist

Why Surveillance is Important – Tests Accuracy of Pump Flow

Why Surveillance is Important: 8 Ways Vascular Access Surveillance Informs the Nephrologist

End-Stage-Renal Disease’s Devastating Stats

Why Surveillance is Important – Detects Significant Stenoses: Inflow, Outflow and Between the Needles

Congestive Heart Failure in Hemodialysis Patients with Excellent Fistulas

Why Surveillance is Important –Checks for Cardiac Overload

Vascular Access Society of the Americas (VASA)

Catheter Patient’s Treatment Is Optimized with Flow-QC Delivered Flow and Recirculation Tests

All Surveillance Methods Are Not Equal

Why Surveillance is Important: 9 Ways that Surveillance Assures Dialysis Adequacy

Is Surveillance Valuable: A Critical Review

Transonic VA Surveillance Identifies Patients at Risk

Why Surveillance is Important for a Clinic and Its Staff

Why Transonic Surveillance is Important – What the Experts Say

Is Access Surveillance Worthwhile?

Clinic Oversight Fails Senior Patient

All Surveillance Is Not the Same

Why Surveillance is Important – You Can’t Always Believe What You See

3 Factors That Influence Surveillance Outcomes

National Kidney Federation: By Renal Patients for Renal Patients

FDA Permits Marketing of First Catheter-Based Systems to Create Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Patients

What Causes Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

An Alternative Natural Vascular Access Graft

Voters Nix California’s Proposition 8, “The Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act”

American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)

California’s Proposition 8 Would Regulate the Amount Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Could Charge for Dialysis Treatments

Controversies in Dialysis Access (CiDA)

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The Kidney Project Hopes to Change the Face of ESRD

Avenu Medical’s Ellipsys® Vascular Access System Enters U.S. Market

What to Know About the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)

Vascular Access Community Mourns Passing of Professor Seiji Ohiro

EDTNA/ERCA Offers a Global Renal Care Perspective

AIDS Worker Founds Association for Vascular Access (AVA)

ANNA Designates 2nd Week of September as Nephrology Nurses Week

Certification in Nephrology Nursing Fosters Personal and Professional Growth

How to Calculate the Height in Amputees for Measurements in the HD03 Monitor

One-Third of ESRD Patients with CVD Are Patient Readmissions

NANT Clarifies Nephrology Technician Terminology

Medicare Incentivizes Early CKD Stage 3 Diagnosis

Taking Care of Your Vascular Access

When Should Access Flow Measurements Be Performed?

KDOQI 20th Anniversary Video Celebrates Milestone

Transonic HD Measurements Included in Core Curriculum’s 6th Edition for the Dialysis Technician

4 Things You Need for a Successful Dialysis Care Team Huddle

Hemodialysis Pioneer Nikolai Krivistki Reflects on His Journey to Help Patients

Video: Your Hemodialysis Patient Care Questions Answered

Banding of High-Flow Arteriovenous Fistulas Decreases Hospitalizations

Trial Finds Transonic Surveillance Reduces Rate of Thromboses & Costs

High School Student Sparks Development of First Portable Dialysis Machine

The Maytag and Nose-Cone Artificial Kidneys

Scribner Shunt Ushers In New Era for End-stage Kidney Disease Treatment

Causes of Sudden Death in Hemodialysis Patients

W.J. Kolff’s First Artificial Kidney Faces Opposition

First Artificial Kidney Built in War-Torn Netherlands by W.J. Kolff

Nephrologists Need Experience in Cardiac Care

Nephrology News to Know for August

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Dialysis Patients

Fresenius and DaVita Capture 84% of U.S. Hemodialysis Market

Do Dialysis Clinic Star Ratings Really Reflect Quality?

Nephrology News to Know from July

Why Cardiovascular Disease is Killing Hemodialysis Patients

Do You Really Know Your Pump Flow?

AV Access: A Blessing or a Curse?

CMS Seeks 13 Additional ESCOs

Surprising Stats About Cardiovascular Disease and Hemodialysis

Comprehensive ESRD Care Model Seeks to Improve Outcomes

3 Nephrology Business Happenings You Should Know for June

Study Compares Transonic HD Recirculation to BUN

Why a ‘Breakthrough Initiative’ for Fistula First?

Should Vascular Access Blood Flow Monitoring be Standard for Chronic HD Patients?

May News for Kidney Care Professionals

3 Nephrology Business News Items You Should Know for May

Kidney Care & Hemodialysis News: May Edition

How to Retain Dialysis Nursing Staff

Using a Twister to Measure Access Flow without Reversing Bloodlines

Two Common Pitfalls of Catheters Which Can be Easily Avoided

Catheters Kill!

How Access Flow can Impact Cardiac Output

Hemodialysis Surveillance in Pediatrics

Zero Vascular Access Recirculation — the New Reality

Fistula First - Catheters Last: A CMS-sponsored Break-though Initiative

Four Ways Measuring Blood Flow Optimizes Hemodialysis Adequacy

Proactive Cardiac Function Monitoring during Hemodialysis

Is Surveillance Useful? A New Spanish RCT Confirms its Value

Hemodialysis Vascular Access Monitoring: A Medical Imperative

Cardiovascular Disease - An ESRD Epidemic

The Vascular Access - The Achilles Heel of Hemodialysis

Aha Moments Spark Genesis of the Hemodialysis Monitor