Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Alexander Yevzlin, Joseph V Bonventre, Anil Agarwal, Ammar Almehmi, Anatole Besarab, Amy Dwyer, Dirk M Hentschel, Michael Kraus, Ivan Maya, Timothy Pflederer, Donald Schon, Steven Wu, Jack Work
Dialysis vascular access dysfunction is currently a huge clinical problem. We believe that comprehensive academic-based dialysis vascular access programs that go all the way from basic and translational science investigation to clinical research to a dedicated curriculum and opportunities in vascular access for nephrologists in training are essential for improving dialysis vascular access care. This paper reviews the fundamental concepts and requirements for us to move toward this vision.
March 2012: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN