Re: "Evaluating patency rates of an ultralow-porosity expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent in the treatment of venous stenosis in arteriovenous dialysis circuits".

@article{Dolmatch2014ReP,
  title={Re: "Evaluating patency rates of an ultralow-porosity expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent in the treatment of venous stenosis in arteriovenous dialysis circuits".},
  author={Bart L. Dolmatch},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={
          1315
        }
}
Editor: The recent report by Chan et al (1) describes the first use of nonporous VIABIL stent-grafts (W.L. Gore and Associates, Flagstaff, Arizona) in hemodialysis arteriovenous (AV) access circuits. Although novel, their results should be taken with great caution. As early as 1975, Campbell et al (2) showed that surface porosity is required for patency of vascular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) conduits. Porosity permits tissue ingrowth, and this limits PTFE thrombosis. We showed that… CONTINUE READING
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