This comprehensive reference on the fundamentals of hemodialysis access creation and advanced management for maintenance is designed to meet the needs of all surgeons and physicians responsible for the treatment and care of patients undergoing dialysis. The book opens by discussing every aspect of dialysis access planning, including selection of the right access for the individual patient and access strategies. Hemodialysis access techniques, from the most basic to the most complex and unconventional, are then described step by step, and guidance is provided on follow-up. Detailed attention is also devoted to the challenging management of specific complications of dialysis access surgery, including failing hemodialysis access. The book includes a wealth of informative, high-quality images and illustrations, and the authors are prominent vascular surgeons, transplant surgeons, general surgeons, nephrologists, and interventional radiologists from across the United States.
Dr. Shalhub is an Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington. Her practice includes the use of open surgical techniques as well as minimally invasive wire and catheter-based interventions for the treatment of vascular disease.
She most recently served as an attending staff surgeon at the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute in Texas Medical Center with a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the University Of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She earned her medical degree from the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa and then completed her general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. In addition, she completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of South Florida and a postdoctoral trauma research fellowship at the University of Washington.