Preoperative vascular access evaluation for haemodialysis patients
Editorial Group: Cochrane Renal Group
Published Online: 23 JAN 2008
Copyright © 2012 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Lok CE, Moist L. Preoperative vascular access evaluation for haemodialysis patients (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007013. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007013.
- Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
- Published Online: 23 JAN 2008
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To compare the impact of routine preoperative vascular access evaluation by radiological imaging on permanent access creation and use compared with standard preoperative care. Specifically, the objective is to answer the question: "does preoperative vessel imaging have an impact on the proportion of functioning fistulas, grafts and catheters at a) haemodialysis initiation b) three months after HD initiation c) six months after HD initiation and d) one year after HD initiation".