Updated Vascular Access Guidelines Put Emphasis on Patients’ Individual Needs

The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Practice Guideline for Vascular Access was recently updated to better reflect patient-centered care. Tushar Vachharajani, MD, Cleveland Clinic’s Director of Interventional Nephrology and Global Nephrology and a member of the KDOQI guidelines writing committee, discusses the new approach and acknowledges that the fistula is not always an optimal access point.

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