Randomized comparison of 6-mm straight grafts versus 6- to 8-mm tapered grafts for brachial-axillary dialysis access.

@article{Polo2004RandomizedCO,
  title={Randomized comparison of 6-mm straight grafts versus 6- to 8-mm tapered grafts for brachial-axillary dialysis access.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ram{\'o}n Polo and Jos{\'e} Manuel Ligero and Juan Diaz-Cartelle and Rosario Garc{\'i}a-Pajares and Teresa C Cervera and Luis Manuel Reparaz},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={319-24}
}
OBJECTIVE This report presents the results of a prospective randomized study that compared 2 grafts of different diameter: 6 mm, and 8 mm tapered to 6 mm at the arterial site, placed in the upper arm for hemodialysis in a selected population of patients younger than 71 years without diabetes. METHODS Seventy consecutive patients younger than 71 years without diabetes who required an upper arm graft between January 1997 and January 2002 and without previous access in the same limb were… CONTINUE READING

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