Medical Flashlight-17-02-2011

Risk factors associated with patency loss of haemodialysis vascular access within 6 months.

Approximately 20-30% of all hospital admissions for patients with ESRD are related to complications of vascular access. Clinical guidelines support vascular access surveillance to detect access dysfunction. This study investigated the association between loss of primary functional patency within 6 months of first use and demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with arteriovenous fistulas. Primary function patency was defined as thrombosis of the graft or the need for surgical or percutaneous endovascular intervention………………….

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Medical Flashlight-17-02-2011