Venous Access Devices Topic Guide
Venous Access Devices: Venous access devices are portals for administration of medicine that are implanted directly into a large vein for the duration of a particular treatment. Venous access devices help prevent clots and unecessary damage that comes with the repeated punctures of injection. Venous access devices are used for:
Kidney Disease Twenty percent of people over the age of 20 years will develop chronic kidney disease in their lifetime. Chronic kidney disease causes are diseases of the kidney(s), diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, Glomerulonephritis, polycystic disease, medications, and other conditions. Symptoms include: fatigue, nausea and vomiting, edema, itching, easy bruising, anemia, headaches, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, chest pain, and more. Treatment generally involves dialysis, or kidney transplantation depending on the condition of the patient and kidney(s).