Results and complications of arteriovenous access dialysis grafts in the lower extremity: a five year review.

Virtually no objective data exist regarding the natural history of arteriovenous (AV) dialysis access grafts placed in the lower extremity for routine hemodialysis. From March 1988 until October 1993, 45 consecutive lower extremity AV dialysis access grafts were placed in 39 patients (16 males; 23 females; mean age 58 years) at a large teaching community… (More)