Vascular access in children requiring maintenance haemodialysis: a consensus document by the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology Dialysis Working Group


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Shroff R., Calder F., Bakkaloglu S., Nagler E. V. , Stuart S., Stronach L., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.34, no.10, pp.1746-1765, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfz011
  • Title of Journal : NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1746-1765

Abstract

Background. There are three principle forms of vascular access available for the treatment of children with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) by haemodialysis: tunnelled catheters placed in a central vein (central venous lines, CVLs), arteriovenous fistulas (AVF), and arteriovenous grafts (AVG) using prosthetic or biological material. Compared with the adult literature, there are few studies in children to provide evidence based guidelines for optimal vascular access type or its management and outcomes in children with ESKD.