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Problèmes dus aux fistules d'hémodialyse: un réseau régional de prise en charge [Problems related to haemodialysis vascular accesses: a regional network of care]
Revue Médicale Suisse
The number of patients treated by haemodialysis (HD) is continuously increasing. The complications associated with vascular accesses represent the first cause of hospitalisation in these patients. Since 2001 nephrologists, surgeons, angiologists and radiologists at the CHUV are working to develop a multidisciplinary model that includes planning and monitoring of HD accesses. In this setting the echo-Doppler represents an important tool of investigation. Every patient is discussed and decisions are taken during a weekly multidisciplinary meeting. A network has been created with nephrologists of peripheral centres and other specialists. This model allows to centralize investigational information and coordinate patient care while keeping and even developing some investigational activities and treatment in peripheral centres.
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