An overview of permanent vascular access in hemodialyzed patients

Vol. 56 No. 1, 2015


Ionel Alexandru Checherita, Liliana Ana Tuta, Cristiana David, Ileana Peride, Andrei Niculae, Bogdan Florin Geavlete, Catalin Pricop, Daniela Adriana Ion

In the last decade, because of significant number of end-stage renal disease individuals in need of renal therapy replacement and permanent quest of nephrologist to optimize kidney disease patients quality of life, there is an increased interest in achieving a suitable permanent vascular access, essential for an efficient dialysis. Furthermore, it is of high importance to preserve arteriovenous fistula in optimal condition and therefore, it is vital to correctly understand the histopathology and pathophysiological mechanisms implicated in maturation and well function of dialysis vascular access.

Corresponding author: Catalin Pricop, Assistant Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail:,

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