Cephalic arch stenosis: angioplasty to preserve a brachiocephalic fistula or new brachiobasilic fistula? A cost-effectiveness study.

@article{Aitken2014CephalicAS,
  title={Cephalic arch stenosis: angioplasty to preserve a brachiocephalic fistula or new brachiobasilic fistula? A cost-effectiveness study.},
  author={Emma L Aitken and Andrew J Jackson and Harris Hameed and Mohan Chandramohan and R Kulandhai Kasthuri and David B. Kingsmore},
  journal={Renal failure},
  year={2014},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={
          1550-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Our aim was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of repeat angioplasty versus new brachiobasilic fistula (BBF) in patients with symptomatic cephalic arch stenosis (CAS). METHODS Patients presenting with symptomatic CAS (n = 22) underwent angioplasty. They were compared to patients undergoing BBF creation (n = 51). Primary outcomes were functional primary arteriovenous fistulae patency at 3, 6 and 12 months. Data were collected on number of interventions, alternative accesses and… CONTINUE READING

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