Clinical Outcomes of Arteriovenous Access in Incident Hemodialysis Patients with Medicare Coverage, 2012-2014.

Affiliation

Humacyte Incorporated, Morrisville, North Carolina, USA, [Email]

Abstract

Chronic hemodialysis requires a mode of vascular access through an arteriovenous fistula (AVF), a prosthetic arteriovenous graft (AVG), or a central venous catheter (CVC). AVF is recommended over AVG or CVC due to increased patency and decreased intervention rates for those that mature. AVG are preferred over CVC due to decreased infection and mortality risk. The aims of this study were to evaluate the lifespan of AVF and AVG in maturation, sustained access use, and abandonment.

Keywords

Arteriovenous fistula,Arteriovenous graft,Hemodialysis,Maturation,Vascular access,

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