Spanish Clinical Guidelines on Vascular Access for Haemodialysis

José Ibeas, Ramon Roca-Tey, Joaquín Vallespín, Teresa Moreno, Guillermo Moñux, Anna Martí-Monrós, José Luis del Pozo, Enrique Gruss, Manel Ramírez de Arellano, Néstor Fontseré, María Dolores Arenas, José Luis Merino, José García-Revillo, Pilar Caro, Cristina López-Espada, Antonio Giménez-Gaibar, Milagros Fernández-Lucas, Pablo Valdés, Fidel Fernández-Quesada, Natalia de la FuenteDavid Hernán, Patricia Arribas, María Dolores Sánchez de la Nieta, María Teresa Martínez, Ángel Barba

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    © 2017 Sociedad Española de Nefrología Vascular access for haemodialysis is key in renal patients both due to its associated morbidity and mortality and due to its impact on quality of life. The process, from the creation and maintenance of vascular access to the treatment of its complications, represents a challenge to decision-making, because of the complexity of the existing disease and the diversity of the specialities involved. With a view to finding a common approach, the Spanish Multidisciplinary Group on Vascular Access (GEMAV), which includes experts from the five scientific societies involved (nephrology [S.E.N.], vascular surgery [SEACV], vascular and interventional radiology [SERAM-SERVEI], infectious diseases [SEIMC] and nephrology nursing [SEDEN]), along with the methodological support of the Cochrane Center, has updated the Guidelines on Vascular Access for Haemodialysis, published in 2005. These guidelines maintain a similar structure, in that they review the evidence without compromising the educational aspects. However, on the one hand, they provide an update to methodology development following the guidelines of the GRADE system in order to translate this systematic review of evidence into recommendations that facilitate decision-making in routine clinical practice, and, on the other hand, the guidelines establish quality indicators which make it possible to monitor the quality of healthcare. © 2017 Sociedad Española de Nefrología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-191
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


    • Angioplasty
    • Arteriovenous fistula
    • Central venous catheter
    • Clinical Practice Guidelines
    • Complications
    • GEMAV
    • GRADE
    • Haemodialysis
    • Monitoring
    • Quality indicators
    • Treatment
    • Vascular access


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