Cardiovascular comorbidity and late referral impact arteriovenous fistula survival: a prospective multicenter study.

@article{Ravani2004CardiovascularCA,
  title={Cardiovascular comorbidity and late referral impact arteriovenous fistula survival: a prospective multicenter study.},
  author={Pietro Ravani and Giuliano Brunori and Salvatore Mandolfo and Giovanni C Cancarini and Enrico Imbasciati and Daniele Marcelli and Fabio Malberti},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={204-9}
}
Autologous arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) have the best 5-yr patency and the lowest complication rate among hemodialysis vascular accesses. However, maturation requirements to optimize survival are unknown. A longitudinal cohort study was conducted to ascertain risk factors for failure, maturation time, and survival of the first AVF. All patients who initiated hemodialysis between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2002, in three centers were included in this study. Analysis was restricted to… CONTINUE READING
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