Arteriovenous grafts have higher secondary patency in the short term compared with autologous fistulae.

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BACKGROUND To estimate patency of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and grafts (AVGs) for dialysis access. METHODS Records of all adult patients who had a dialysis access placed from January 2008 to June 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS A total of 494 patients with 655 accesses (390 AVFs, 265 AVGs) were examined. We found that AVG fared worse in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.01.010

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