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Regional Versus Local Anaesthesia for Haemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistula Formation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery | 14 Mar 2017

R Cerneviciute, SM Sahebally, K Ahmed, M Murphy, W Mahmood and SR Walsh
Abstract
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation is the most common vascular access procedure for patients requiring haemodialysis. However, it is associated with high failure rates, influenced by vessel diameter and arterial inflow. Mode of anaesthesia may affect these factors, and subsequently AVF maturation rates.
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Meta-analysis, Cimino fistula, Local anesthetic, Anesthesia, Hemodialysis, Arteriovenous fistula, Local anesthesia, Fistula
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