Vascular access intervention by a nephrologist in Hiroshima



Vascular access intervention (VAI) is a procedure essential to the maintenance of patency in vascular access and has become indispensable to nephrologists. This procedure has changed nephrology to a more exciting field.


This report describes the VAI technique which is based on 15 years of treatment experience of the author of this report and which the author has taught to young nephrologists in Hiroshima.

J Vasc Access 2015; 16(Suppl. 10): 58 - 61




Shigehiro Doi, Takao Masaki

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  • Department of Blood Purification, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima - Japan
  • Department of Nephrology, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima - Japan

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