Tag Archives: hemodialysis

Excessive vascular fibrosis predicts early failure of hemodialysis fistulas

Patients with end-stage renal disease require a functional vascular access to receive hemodialysis and prolong their lives. The arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis. The AVF is surgically created by connecting a superficial

Modulation of bad cholesterol: what happens when patients with kidney disease receive omega-3-fatty acids?

Just as oil cannot dissolve in water, so cannot fat dissolve in blood. In order for our bodies to transport cholesterol, which is made of fat (lipids), within our bloodstreams something is needed to carry it around.