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Revista Colombiana de Nefrología

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VILLANUEVA BENDEK, Ignacio; RUIZ, Mauricio  and  VEGA, Lia. Use of ultrasound for safe cannulation of difficult arteriovenous fistules in hemo dialysis. Rev. colom. nefrol. [online]. 2019, vol.6, n.1, pp.48-56. ISSN 2500-5006.

Vascular access in hemodialysis constitutes one of the pillars of the success of a program. Efforts should therefore be aimed at achieving, in the first instance, the greatest number of arteriovenous fistula vascular accesses, and secondly at decreasing the complications related to the cannulation of access to preserve the functionally thereof in the long term. Several strategies have been described to improve this last aspect; we describe case reports of the use of ultrasound to improve the probability of successful cannulation in situations considered difficult by the nursing team.

Keywords : arteriovenous fistula; cannulation; hemodialysis; ultrasound; renal insufficiency.

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