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Bashar, K,Clarke-Moloney, M,Walsh, SR
2014
January
The journal of vascular access
Pre-operative ultrasonography and arteriovenous fistulae maturation
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Arteriovenous fistulae Duplex ultrasonography Haemodialysis VASCULAR ULTRASOUND EARLY FAILURE HEMODIALYSIS GUIDELINES VEIN
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Background: Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are preferred for haemodialysis access, but maturation is unpredictable.Results: Clinical examination alone is unreliable for AVF planning. Duplex ultrasonography may provide useful anatomical and physiological data to allow more accurate prediction of likely AVF success.Conclusion: Selective use of duplex ultrasonography appears to enhance AVF success rates, but there are insufficient data to recommend routine duplex screening of AVF candidates. Agreed vessel criteria are needed.
10.5301/jva.5000249
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