Percutaneous creation of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access.

  title={Percutaneous creation of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access.},
  author={Dheeraj Kumar Rajan and Adrian Ebner and Sudhen B Desai and Jes{\'u}s Mtnez - Almela Ignacio de los Rios and William E. Cohn},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  volume={26 4},
PURPOSE Arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) created by conventional surgical techniques are associated with suboptimal short- and long-term patency. This study investigated the feasibility of creating fistulae with a percutaneous system and evaluated the utility of percutaneous AVFs (pAVFs) in providing hemodialysis access. MATERIALS AND METHODS From August 2012 to September 2013, a percutaneous system was used to attempt pAVF creation between the proximal ulnar artery and a closely associated… CONTINUE READING
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