Effect of dipyridamole plus aspirin on hemodialysis graft patency.

  title={Effect of dipyridamole plus aspirin on hemodialysis graft patency.},
  author={Bradley Dixon and Gerald J. Beck and Miguel A. V{\'a}zquez and Arthur Greenberg and James A. Delmez and Michael A Allon and Laura M Dember and Jonathan Himmelfarb and Jennifer J. Gassman and Tom Greene and Milena K. Radeva and Ingemar J A Davidson and T. Alp Ikizler and Gregory Braden and Andrew Z Fenves and James S Kaufman and James R Cotton and Kevin J. Martin and James W McNeil and Asif Rahman and Jeffery H Lawson and James F Whiting and Bo Hu and C. M. Meyers and John Walter Kusek and Harold I. Feldman},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={360 21},
BACKGROUND Arteriovenous graft stenosis leading to thrombosis is a major cause of complications in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Procedural interventions may restore patency but are costly. Although there is no proven pharmacologic therapy, dipyridamole may be promising because of its known vascular antiproliferative activity. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of extended-release dipyridamole, at a dose of 200 mg, and aspirin, at a dose of 25 mg… CONTINUE READING
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