Néphrologie & Thérapeutique


Percutaneous arteriovenous fistulae: Technique, feasibility and results Volume 15, supplement 1, Avril 2019


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The technique for creation of a native arteriovenous fistula at the wrist or the elbow has not changed for the last 60 year [1]. Although undoubtedly distal arteriovenous fistulae remain the gold standard of vascular access for patients who require chronic haemodialysis, the reported high rates of early thrombosis and non-maturation rates ranging from 5 to 50% indicate the need for improvement [2–4]. Brachial artery inflow that is used most commonly after failure or impossibility for distal arteriovenous [...]