Maintaining Your Vascular Access

Vascular access is an important passageway to the bloodstream created by a minor surgery to be used for dialysis treatment. High quality access will allow the full benefit of dialysis to help the patient feel as well as possible. After Vascular Access Surgery After vascular access surgery, ideally your access should heal, mature, and be […]

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Treating Chronic Kidney Disease with Dialysis

Chronic kidney disease is a condition where the kidney gradually loses functionality over time. Dialysis is a common treatment for kidney disease. Vascular access is an important passageway to the bloodstream created by a minor surgery to be used for dialysis treatment. High quality access will allow the full benefit of dialysis to help the […]

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American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. About Diabetes Diabetes is a condition that occurs when your blood glucose (also known as your blood sugar) is too high. The blood glucose is the body’s main source of energy […]

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Think Fistula First When Addressing Kidney Failure

When kidney function drops below 10 to 15 percent of normal, which is known as renal or kidney failure, dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant are needed to sustain life. In hemodialysis, the patient’s blood is passed through an artificial kidney (dialyzer) where it is cleaned of toxins and extra fluids before being returned to […]

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