Forensic issues in cases of fatal hemorrhage from arteriovenous dialysis access sites.

@article{Byard2007ForensicII,
  title={Forensic issues in cases of fatal hemorrhage from arteriovenous dialysis access sites.},
  author={Roger W Byard and Ross A James},
  journal={Forensic science, medicine, and pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={128-32}
}
Angioaccess sites to enable repetitive vascular punctures for hemodialysis include temporary or permanent indwelling catheters, port access devices, autogenous vessels in native arteriovenous fistulas, or non-autogenous material in prosthetic arteriovenous grafts. While complications such as thrombosis and infection are well recognized, lethal hemorrhage is much less commonly encountered. In this paper, selected cases are reported to demonstrate the range of situations that may be encountered… CONTINUE READING
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