Non-surgical salvage of thrombosed arterio-venous fistulae: a case series and review of the literature.

@article{Moossavi2007NonsurgicalSO,
  title={Non-surgical salvage of thrombosed arterio-venous fistulae: a case series and review of the literature.},
  author={Shahriar Moossavi and John D Regan and Eric D Pierson and John M Kasey and Audrey B Tuttle and Tushar J Vachharajani and Michael A. Bettmann and Gregory B. Russell and Barry I. Freedman},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={459-64}
}
Attempts to salvage thrombosed hemodialysis arterio-venous fistulae (AVF) using interventional techniques are not universally performed. Patients often require temporary dialysis catheters pending creation of a new vascular access. We determined the long-term outcome of interventional (non-surgical) repair of completely thrombosed AVF in 49 consecutive accesses (22 radio-cephalic, 1 radio-basilic, 19 brachio-cephalic, and 7 brachio-basilic) referred for an intervention within 48 hours of… CONTINUE READING

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