Upper arm arteriovenous fistulas as a reliable access alternative for patients requiring chronic hemodialysis.

Abstract

The wrist fistula is the access procedure of choice in the hemodialysis patient. However, unavailable or unusable anatomy in this aging population has made them difficult to establish. This study retrospectively compares patency, occlusion, and complication rates of upper arm arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) as a reliable alternative. Fifty-eight upper arm… (More)

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