Chapter 40. Infections in Hemodialysis

  1. Donald A. Molony MD2,3 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD4,5
  1. Behdad Afzali MD and
  2. David J. A. Goldsmith MD

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch40

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Afzali, B. and Goldsmith, D. J. A. (2008) Infections in Hemodialysis, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch40

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 4

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 5

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Guy's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • infections in hemodialysis;
  • susceptibility to infection in patients receiving HD - immunodeficiency;
  • infections related to vascular access;
  • dialysis-related infections;
  • methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA);
  • bacteria associated with HD catheter-related infections;
  • prevention of access-related infection;
  • management of access-related infections in HD;
  • dialysis cannula characteristics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Susceptibility to infection in patients receiving HD: immunodeficiency

  • Infections related to vascular access

  • Management of access-related infections in HD

  • Treatment of access-related infections

  • Conclusions

  • References