Home haemodialysis in Australia — is the wheel turning full circle?

David N McClure
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb04056.x
Published online: 1 November 2010

To the Editor: The article on home haemodialysis by Agar and colleagues describes a changing pattern of practice that has seen many patients enjoy the freedom of dialysing at night in their home environment.1 One consideration not mentioned is the need for appropriate vascular access. For a patient to engage in self-cannulation, a fistula needs to be created for ease of use. This requires a few imperatives in fistula design to be met.

  • David N McClure

  • Geelong Vascular Service, Geelong, VIC.



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