Natural history of arteriovenous grafts in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Miller2000NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of arteriovenous grafts in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Paul E Miller and Donna Carlton and Mark H Deierhoi and David T. Redden and Michael A Allon},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={68-74}
}
Most hemodialysis patients in the United States have an arteriovenous graft as their vascular access. Grafts have a relatively short life span and are prone to recurrent stenosis and thrombosis, requiring multiple salvage procedures to maintain their patency. There is little information in the literature regarding the clinical factors that determine graft survival and complications. We evaluated prospectively the outcomes of 256 grafts placed at a single institution during a 2-year period. A… CONTINUE READING

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