NKF K/DOQI GUIDELINES 2000
 
 

GUIDELINES FOR VASCULAR ACCESS

III. NKF-K/DOQI CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR VASCULAR ACCESS: UPDATE 2000

NOTE: The citation for these guidelines should read as follows: National Kidney Foundation. K/DOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vascular Access, 2000. Am J Kidney Dis 37:S137-S181, 2001 (suppl 1)

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Abbreviation Term   Abbreviation Term

A

arterial  

NKF

National Kidney Foundation
ASA acetylsalicylic acid   PTA percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
AV arteriovenous   PTFE polytetrafluoroethylene
BFR blood flow rate  

QA

quality assurance
BUN blood urea nitrogen  

R

recirculation

CDC

Centers for Disease Control   S sample
CKD chronic kidney disease   t time
CQI continuous quality improvement   URR urea reduction ratio
DOQI Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative   USRDS United States Renal Data System
ESRD end-stage renal disease   V volume of distribution (when referring to urea, V = total body water)

IV

intravenous   V venous
NCDS National Cooperative Dialysis Study   VA vascular access

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