Management of vascular access for hemodialysis after successful kidney transplantation.

  title={Management of vascular access for hemodialysis after successful kidney transplantation.},
  author={J J Patard and Karim Bensalah and Antoine Lucas and Alejandro S{\'a}nchez Rodr{\'i}guez and Andr{\'e}a Manunta and Joseph Rivalan and Patrick Le Pogamp and Bernard Lobel and François Guill{\'e}},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology},
  volume={36 5},
OBJECTIVE There is a lack of data concerning the fate of arterio-venous fistulas (AVF) after successful kidney transplantation. The objective of this study was to assess the evolution of AVF in transplanted patients and to discuss the management of such vascular access once dialysis has been stopped. MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed 160 renal transplant patients who had undergone an AVF 0 to 312 months (mean 29) before transplantation. 136 (85%) of AVF were created in the forearm/wrist region… CONTINUE READING

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