Outcomes of vascular access for hemodialysis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Outcomes of vascular access for hemodialysis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Jehad Almasri and Mouaz Alsawas and Maria Mainou and Reem A. Mustafa and Zhihong Wang and Karen W S Woo and David Cull and Mohammad Hassan Murad},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={64 1},
BACKGROUND The decision about the type and location of a hemodialysis vascular access is challenging and can be affected by multiple factors. We explored the effect of several a priori chosen patient characteristics on access outcomes. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus through November 13, 2014. We included studies that evaluated patency, mortality, access infection, and maturation of… CONTINUE READING
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