Vascular and Peritoneal Access for Dialysis

  • Vittorio E. Andreucci

Part of the Topics in Renal Medicine book series (TIRM, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Anesthesia for Vascular and Peritoneal Access for Dialysis

    1. Alec R. Hovagim, Paul J. Poppers
      Pages 1-12
  3. Vascular Access for Hemodialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Enrico Di Salvo, Stefano Federico, Vittorio E. Andreucci
      Pages 23-44
    3. L. Richard Roedersheimer
      Pages 73-89
    4. Enrique M. Bursztyn
      Pages 111-128
    5. Raymond C. Vanholder, Severin M. Ringoir
      Pages 129-152
    6. Jean-Louis Vanherweghem
      Pages 153-167
    7. Bernard Jean-Marie Canaud
      Pages 169-194
    8. Wolf D. Brittinger, Wolf D. Twittenhoff, Gottfried Walker
      Pages 195-214
  4. Peritoneal Access for Peritoneal Dialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Stefano Federico, Giorgio Fuiano, Vittorio E. Andreucci
      Pages 217-224
    3. Alain Slingeneyer
      Pages 225-255
    4. Ramesh Khanna, Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
      Pages 257-270
    5. Zbylut J. Twardowski, Ramesh Khanna
      Pages 271-289
    6. Michael J. Flanigan
      Pages 291-305
    7. Benedict D. T. Daly, Kurt A. Dasse
      Pages 307-313
    8. Klaus-Eugen Bonzel, Helga Roth, Karl Schärer
      Pages 315-331
    9. Rosario Maiorca, Giovanni C. Cancarini, Corrado Camerini
      Pages 333-355
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 357-374

About this book


When the external Quinton-Scribner arteriovenous shunt was developed in 1960, and, a little later, the internal Brescia-Cimino arteriovenous fistula was developed as a vascular access for hemodialysis, thereby making possible regular dialysis therapy of chronic uremic patients, many nephrologists became surgeons, having learned the type of vascular surgery related to hemodialysis quite well. The same series of events occurred with regards to peritoneal dialysis with the introduction of the Tenckhoff catheter and the need for gaining a permanent access to the peritoneum for chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) therapy. With time, however, problems relating to vascular and peritoneal access have forced many nephrologists to give up their surgery; meanwhile, many surgeons have become quite expert in some sophisticated techniques relating to dial ysis (e. g., vessel grafting, prosthesis implantation, etc.). Today, whether or not involved in this type of surgery, both nephrologists and surgeons remain interested in knowing all available access devices for dialysis as well as the surgical techniques involved. However, all nephrologists involved in dialysis must know how to prevent or treat complications related to dialysis access. Thus, it appeared to me to be quite advisable to have a book in my series, Topics in Renal Medicine, dealing with vascular and peritoneal access for dialysis.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vittorio E. Andreucci
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nephrology Second Faculty of MedicineUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly

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