Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
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Improved Vascular Access for Hemodialysis
Division of Nephrology, Emory University School of Medicine
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 11:00:00 AM
IBB Building, Room 1128
Dr. Monnie Wasse is accompanied by Dr. William McClellanPatients requiring chronic hemodialysis need a safe reliable peripheral vascular conduit to provide access to the central circulation for dialysis filtering. However, existing forms of dialysis vascular access are costly and require frequent intervention. Dr. Wasse will review the types, complications, and challenges of vascular access, with emphasis on potential improvements to vascular access outcomes through technological innovation. Dr. Wasse is an interventional nephrologist at the Emory Dialysis Access Center of Atlanta and her clinical research interests include the determination of factors related to pre-dialysis arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation, the relationship of AVF to cardiovascular complications among chronic kidney disease patients, and the association of thrombophilic and inflammatory mediators on AVF thrombosis.
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Refreshments will be served.