Biomechanical, morphological and zero-stress state characterization of jugular vein remodeling in arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis.

@article{Kritharis2010BiomechanicalMA,
  title={Biomechanical, morphological and zero-stress state characterization of jugular vein remodeling in arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis.},
  author={Eleftherios P. Kritharis and John D. Kakisis and Athina T. Giagini and Themistoklis A. Manos and Nikos Stergiopulos and Sokrates Tsangaris and Dimitrios P. Sokolis},
  journal={Biorheology},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 5-6},
  pages={
          297-319
        }
}
While the role of hemodynamic variables on the development of intimal hyperplasia in arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis has been examined, less is known about the intramural biomechanical factors. In this study, arteriovenous fistulas were created by implantation of e-PTFE grafts between carotid artery and jugular vein in healthy pigs. In vivo recordings exhibited a three-fold pressure and flow elevation in grafted veins after fistula creation, remaining so until sacrifice. The chief… CONTINUE READING
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