Saphenous vein loop fistula in the thigh for maintenance hemodialysis

Thirty patients with 31 saphenous vein loop fistulas (SVLF) constructed in the thigh were followed up for 1–31 months. The predicted patency rates for these blood access devices were 75% at 1 year and 43% at 2 years. For 277 patients with direct arteriovenous (A-V) fistulas located in the forearm (FF), these percentages were 85% and 83%, respectively. There… (More)