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Stent Grafts Provided Superior Primary Patency for Central Venous Stenosis Treatment in Comparison with Angioplasty and Bare Metal Stent
Purpose: To compare patency in dialysis patients following different endovascular treatment of symptomatic central venous stenosis. Materials and Methods: A 10-year retrospective evaluation in 70Expand
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A Refinement of Hong's Technique for the Removal of Stuck Dialysis Catheters: An Easy Solution to a Complex Problem
Aim A long-term tunneled hemodialysis catheter can be difficult or impossible to pull out if a fibrin sleeve has attached it to the venous wall. We report the outcome of a refinement of Hong'sExpand
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The middle-arm fistula as a valuable surgical approach in patients with end-stage renal disease.
BACKGROUND American and European guidelines recommend the distal radial-cephalic fistula (dRCF) as the first and best hemodialysis access in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However,Expand
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The vascular access in the elderly: a position statement of the Vascular Access Working Group of the Italian Society of Nephrology
The incident hemodialysis (HD) population is aging, and the elderly group is the one with the most rapid increase. In this context it is important to define the factors associated with outcomes inExpand
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Factors Influencing Permanent Catheter Performance
Permanent dual lumen catheters (PDLC) provide an alternative vascular access in patients considered unsuitable for arteriovenous fistula, graft or peritoneal dialysis. However, the use of PDLC isExpand
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Central Venous Catheter and the Hemodialysis Patient: A Difficult Symbiosis
In the last ten years, tunneled central venous catheters (pCVCs) have been increasingly utilized in chronic hemodialysis patients, sometimes in the place of fistulas. They have gained popularity forExpand
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Automated direct method for measurement of serum cholesterol, with use of primary standards and a stable reagent.
A manual direct determination of serum cholesterol [Clin. Chem. 16, 980 (1970)] has been adapted for automation. Optimal reaction temperature and reaction time were determined. The aqueous standardExpand
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[A good vascular access allows an effective treatment].
Vascular access (VA) for dialysis is defined as the 'Achilles heel', but also the 'Cinderella' of dialysis, indicating the poor consideration of the problem whether in the surgical environment, or inExpand
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