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Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation in Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients in the United States: A National Study

American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation | 13 Feb 2018

KJ Woodside, S Bell, P Mukhopadhyay, KJ Repeck, IT Robinson, AR Eckard, S Dasmunshi, BW Plattner, J Pearson, DE Schaubel, RL Pisoni and R Saran
Abstract
Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred form of hemodialysis vascular access, but maturation failures occur frequently, often resulting in prolonged catheter use. We sought to characterize AVF maturation in a national sample of prevalent hemodialysis patients in the United States.
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Anal fistula, U.S. state, Poverty in the United States, Cimino fistula, United States, Fistula, Hemodialysis, Arteriovenous fistula
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