The influence of human immunodeficiency virus infection and intravenous drug abuse on complications of hemodialysis access surgery.

@article{Brock1992TheIO,
  title={The influence of human immunodeficiency virus infection and intravenous drug abuse on complications of hemodialysis access surgery.},
  author={Jerry S. Brock and Martin Sussman and Mary Ann Wamsley and Robert Mintzer and F Gregory Baumann and Thomas S. Riles},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          904-10; discussion 911-2
        }
}
To examine the influence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection on complications in dialysis access surgery, a review was performed on patients undergoing hemodialysis at two major metropolitan medical centers over a 30-month period. One hundred eight patients underwent a total of 169 graft procedures; mean follow-up was 14 1/2 months. There were 18 (17%) patients who were HIV-positive who had no symptoms, 11 (10%) patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and 79 (73… CONTINUE READING
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