The middle-arm fistula: A new native arteriovenous vascular access for hemodialysis patients.

@article{Bonforte2004TheMF,
  title={The middle-arm fistula: A new native arteriovenous vascular access for hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Giuseppe Bonforte and Simona Zerbi and Maurizio Surian},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={448-52}
}
Dialysis access procedures and complications are important causes of morbidity and hospitalization for chronic hemodialysis patients. The number of complicated subjects on dialysis is increasing, and creating a successful native arteriovenous fistula for these patients is a challenge. The classic Brescia-Cimino fistula may not be the best first choice for a native vascular access. We describe the surgical technique of middle-arm fistula (MAF) for hemodialysis. A total of 112 surgical procedures… CONTINUE READING

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