Hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula maturity: US evaluation.

@article{Robbin2002HemodialysisAF,
  title={Hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula maturity: US evaluation.},
  author={Michelle L. Robbin and Nathan E Chamberlain and Mark E. Lockhart and Michael H Gallichio and Carlton Young and Mark H Deierhoi and Michael A Allon},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={225 1},
  pages={59-64}
}
PURPOSE To compare various objective ultrasonographic (US) criteria for native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation with subsequent fistula outcomes and clinical evaluation by experienced dialysis nurses. MATERIALS AND METHODS US fistula evaluation results were analyzed retrospectively in 69 patients within 4 months after AVF placement; adequacy for dialysis was known in 54. Measurements included minimum venous diameter and blood flow rate. Experienced dialysis nurses examined 30 fistulas… CONTINUE READING
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