Effect of far infrared therapy on arteriovenous fistula maturation: an open-label randomized controlled trial.

@article{Lin2013EffectOF,
  title={Effect of far infrared therapy on arteriovenous fistula maturation: an open-label randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Chih-Ching Lin and Wu-chang Yang and Min-Chi Chen and Wen-sheng Liu and Chih-Yu Yang and Pui-Ching Lee},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={304-11}
}
BACKGROUND Malfunction of the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an important cause of morbidity and hospitalization in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of far infrared therapy on the maturation and patency of newly created AVFs in patients with chronic kidney disease stage 4 or 5. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate of 5-20 mL/min/1.73 m². INTERVENTION 40 minutes of far… CONTINUE READING
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