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  • What You Need to Know to Keep Your Fistula Healthy

    This 8-page booklet uses simple text and pictures to describe an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). There is a step-by-step explanation of how to use a fistula for dalysis, as well as descriptions of common AVF problems and what patients can do to keep their fistulas healthy.

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  • What You Need to Know to Keep Your Graft Healthy

    This 8-page booklet uses simple text and pictures to describe arteriovenous grafts. There is a step-by-step explanation of how to use a graft for dialysis, as well as descriptions of common problems and what patients can do to keep their grafts healthy.

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  • What You Need to Know to Keep Your Catheter Healthy

    This 8-page booklet uses simple text and pictures to describe venous catheters. There is a step-by-step explanation of how to use a catheter for dialysis, as well as descriptions of common problems and what patients can do to keep their catheters healthy. The booklet also includes a brief discussion about the dangers of prolonged catheter use, and a strong suggestion to switch access, if possible.

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  • Vaccines for People on Dialysis

    This 2-page fact sheet uses simple text and pictures to describe the benefits of vaccinations for dialysis patients. There is a brief section for each: influenza, pneumonia, and hepatitis B vaccinations. Available in six languages.

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  • Exercise: A Guide for People on Dialysis

    This 44-page booklet provides step-by-step instructions for starting and maintaining a sensible exercise program. Written by exercise physiologist and nationally-recognized expert Patricia Painter, PhD, this program focuses on building strength, endurance, and flexibility -- three key areas for dialysis patients who want to stay active. Profiles and quotes from dialysis patients who enjoy the benefits of regular exercise are featured.

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