A polyurethane vascular access graft and a hybrid polytetrafluoroethylene graft as an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis: comparison with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft.

AIM We evaluated a polyurethane vascular access graft (TVAG), a hybrid polytetrafluoroethylene graft (hPTFEG), and an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft (ePTFEG) for postoperative complications and graft patency in their use as prosthetic devices of vascular access for hemodialysis. METHODS Between August 1993 and October 2001, we treated 200 patients… CONTINUE READING