Initiation of maintenance hemodialysis through central venous catheters: study of patients' perceptions based on a structured questionnaire

Abstract Background Despite well-publicized suggestions to utilize arteriovenous fistulae and grafts to initiate hemodialysis, too many patients in the United States start dialysis via central venous catheters despite their well-known association with increased morbidity, mortality, and cost. Method...

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Main Authors: Tanya T. Tang, Murray L. Levin, Shubhada N. Ahya, Khaled Boobes, Muhammad H. Hasan
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2019-07-01
Series:BMC Nephrology
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