The surgically created arteriovenous fistula: a forgotten alternative to venous access.

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The care of patients requiring lifelong intravenous access was revolutionized with the development of tunneled catheters and implantable ports. These devices are not without complications, however, and selected patients may benefit from alternative modalities to maintain access for such therapies as parenteral nutrition, phlebotomy, or chemotherapy. Use of… (More)

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@article{Carsten2004TheSC, title={The surgically created arteriovenous fistula: a forgotten alternative to venous access.}, author={Christopher G Carsten and S. Martin Taylor and D. Cull and Eugene Michael Langan and Bruce A. Snyder and Mark Jackson and Jerry R. Youkey and Rebecca Caldwell}, journal={Annals of vascular surgery}, year={2004}, volume={18 6}, pages={635-9} }