Hemodialysis Access: Fundamentals and Advanced Management, the Experience in Taiwan

  • Shang-Feng Yang
  • Kuo-Hua Lee
  • Chih-Ching LinEmail author


Because of the high availability and easy accessibility of medical service, hemodialysis (HD) continues to be the most commonly utilized renal replacement therapy in Taiwan. Among the 67,665 prevalent ESRD patients, more than 60,000 of patients (89.7 %) undergoing in-center HD twice to three times per week. This chapter discusses the management of ESRD and the hemodialysis experience in Taiwan.


Taiwan hemodialysis ESRD in Taiwan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shang-Feng Yang
    • 1
    • 3
  • Kuo-Hua Lee
    • 2
    • 3
  • Chih-Ching Lin
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of MedicineCheng Hsin General HospitalTaipeiRepublic of China
  2. 2.Division of Nephrology, Department of MedicineTaipei Veterans General HospitalTaipeiRepublic of China
  3. 3.School of MedicineNational Yang Ming UniversityTaipeiRepublic of China

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