Relation between access blood flow and mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients.

@article{AlGhonaim2008RelationBA,
  title={Relation between access blood flow and mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Mohammed A. Al-Ghonaim and Braden J. Manns and David Jay Hirsch and Zhiwei Gao and Marcello Tonelli},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={387-91}
}
BACKGROUND Access blood flow (Qa) measurement is a potentially important determinant of systemic hemodynamics in hemodialysis patients. High Qa may contribute to left ventricular dilation and high output heart failure. On the other hand, low Qa might lead to underdialysis, which is associated with adverse outcomes. METHODS In this retrospective study of incident chronic hemodialysis patients treated in three Canadian cities (Edmonton, Calgary, and Halifax), the hypothesis that extremes of Qa… CONTINUE READING