A prospective, randomized comparison of bovine carotid artery and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene for permanent hemodialysis vascular access.

@article{Kennealey2011APR,
  title={A prospective, randomized comparison of bovine carotid artery and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene for permanent hemodialysis vascular access.},
  author={Peter T Kennealey and Nahel Elias and M. Catherine Hertl and Dicken S. C. Ko and Reza F. Saidi and James F. Markmann and Elizabeth E Smoot and David A. Schoenfeld and T Kawai},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={1640-8}
}
BACKGROUND Many patients on hemodialysis do not have adequate anatomy for native arteriovenous fistulas. In these patients, synthetic conduits remain an alternative option for permanent hemodialysis access. We sought to compare the standard cuffed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) graft with the bovine carotid artery (BCA) graft. METHODS This was a prospective, randomized controlled trial that was set in an academic medical center. We enrolled 26 patients in the BCA group and 27… CONTINUE READING
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