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29 Mar 2019

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

When an access suddenly clots or thromboses, all stakeholders are confronted with a crisis that must be immediately...
18 Mar 2019

Vascular Access Society of the Americas (VASA)

Access excellence is the mission of the Vascular Access Society of the Americas (VASA). Founded in 2005, VASA is...
22 Feb 2019

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

“The access looks good, why should I bother with surveillance?” Through years of training and practice,...
11 Feb 2019

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

On June 22nd, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has permitted the marketing of two...
16 Jan 2019

An Alternative Natural Vascular Access Graft

A working vascular access is the lifeline for a hemodialysis patient. It is also an Achilles heel, for when it...
10 Oct 2018

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

After review by the by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through its De Novo premarket review pathway,...
17 Sep 2018

Vascular Access Community Mourns Passing of Professor Seiji Ohiro

When Professor Dr. Seiji Ohira, the Director of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Access (JSDA), passed away on...
12 Sep 2018

AIDS Worker Founds Association for Vascular Access (AVA)

In 1985, Suzanne Herbst, RN, MA, was working as a home infusion clinician in San Francisco, caring for patients and...
18 Apr 2018

Taking Care of Your Vascular Access

As an end-stage-renal disease (ESRD) hemodialysis patient, your access is your link to life. Knowing the blood flow...