Fistulas in octogenarians: are they beneficial?

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BACKGROUND The incidence of end-stage renal disease is increasing most rapidly in patients aged older than 75 years. Meanwhile, their 5-year survival rate remains the lowest of any dialysis cohort. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefit of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) construction in octogenarians, as the data regarding the effects of age on… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.10.002

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