Chapter 35. Preparation for Dialysis

  1. Donald A. Molony MD3,4 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD5,6
  1. Mark G. Parker MD1 and
  2. Jonathan Himmelfarb MD2

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch35

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Parker, M. G. and Himmelfarb, J. (2008) Preparation for Dialysis, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 4

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 5

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 6

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA

  2. 2

    Kidney Research Institute, Division of Nephrology, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • preparation for dialysis;
  • vascular access planning for hemodialysis;
  • use of tunneled cuffed cannulas;
  • peritoneal access planning for peritoneal dialysis;
  • timeline for subsequent pre-ESRD interventions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Timeliness of nephrology referral and outcomes

  • Modality selection

  • Vascular access planning for hemodialysis

  • Peritoneal access planning for peritoneal dialysis

  • Summary

  • References