Buttonhole cannulation is associated with a higher risk for vascular access-related infection than rope-ladder cannulation in patients on in-center hemodialysis, according to a published study.
“We found that [buttonhole cannulation] BHC was associated with higher rates and increased risk for vascular access infections,” Meghan Lyman, MD, medical officer at the CDC, told Healio. She added, “Clinicians and patients should take into account the increased risk for infection associated with BHC when deciding on cannulation method.”
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