Native arterio-venous fistula for hemodialysis: What to expect early after creation?

@article{Leblanc2003NativeAF,
  title={Native arterio-venous fistula for hemodialysis: What to expect early after creation?},
  author={Martine Leblanc and Elaine Saint-Sauveur and Vincent Pichette},
  journal={The journal of vascular access},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={39-44}
}
Abstract: Native arterio-venous fistulas (AVFs) are preferred for hemodialysis vascular access over synthetic grafts and long-term catheters. However, prevalence rates of native AVFs are variable around the world and have increased only slightly in United States since the DOQI guidelines. To increase rates of native AVFs, pre-operative vascular mapping by ultrasound has been found of major help for appropriate selection of the vessels. The minimal desirable lumen diameter of the artery should… CONTINUE READING