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Arteriovenous Fistula or Dialysis Catheter: A Patient’s Perspective

Article published in the June 2022 issue of ASN's Kidney360

by HDU Executive Director Nieltje Gedney

Excerpt from a Patient:

"I’m on my second fistula attempt and honestly, I’m starting to think I’ll just stick with a catheter. Fight for what you believe is best for you. We have to advocate for ourselves all the time.”

Excerpt from a Clinician:

"It’s the patient’s choice. It’s their body, their disease, their treatment. Like I say to my patients, no one is more dedicated to preventing infection than the patients themselves.”

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