Does monthly native arteriovenous fistula blood-flow surveillance detect significant stenosis--a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Polkinghorne2006DoesMN,
  title={Does monthly native arteriovenous fistula blood-flow surveillance detect significant stenosis--a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Kevan Roy Polkinghorne and Kenneth Ka-Ki Lau and Alan C Saunder and Robert C. Atkins and Peter G. Kerr},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={2498-506}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical practice guidelines recommend that the preferred method of surveillance for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the measurement of AVF blood flow (Qa). As these recommendations are based on observational studies, we conducted a randomized, prospective, double-blind, controlled trial to assess whether Qa surveillance results in an increased detection of AVF stenosis. METHODS A total of 137 patients were randomly assigned to receive either continuing AVF surveillance using… CONTINUE READING