Impact of secondary procedures in autogenous arteriovenous fistula maturation and maintenance.

@article{Berman2001ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of secondary procedures in autogenous arteriovenous fistula maturation and maintenance.},
  author={Scott Berman and Andrew T Gentile},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={866-71}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of secondary procedures to facilitate maturation of autogenous arteriovenous (AV) fistulas and optimize their use for hemodialysis access. METHODS The records of patients undergoing new autogenous AV fistulas were reviewed. Analyses of fistula maturation, subsequent interventions, access function, and patency were performed. RESULTS From July 1998 through June 2000, 362 new AV access fistulas and grafts were constructed in 310… CONTINUE READING
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