Patients characteristics and outcome of 518 arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis in a sub-Saharan African setting.

@article{Fokou2012PatientsCA,
  title={Patients characteristics and outcome of 518 arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis in a sub-Saharan African setting.},
  author={Marcus Fokou and Gloria Enow Ashuntantang and Abel Teyang and François Folefack Kaze and Alain Chichom Mefire and Marie Patrice E. Halle and Fru Fobuzshi Angwafo and Samuel Takongmo and Wilhelm Sandmann},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={674-9}
}
BACKGROUND To present the particular aspects of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis in sub-Saharan Africa in terms of patients' characteristics, patency and complication rates, as well as factors influencing them. METHODS From November 2002 to November 2009, 518 fistulas were constructed on adults. Demographic data, patency, and complications were analyzed. The association between age, sex, and comorbidities (HIV, hypertension, diabetes) on one hand and complications as well as AVF… CONTINUE READING

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