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AVF for hemodialysis

Robert N Goldstone, Michael C McCormack, Rachel L Goldstein, Srivalleesha Mallidi, Mark A Randolph, Michael T Watkins, Robert W Redmond, William G Austen
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that decreasing vein compliance would protect the vein against stretch injury and reduce intimal hyperplasia (IH). BACKGROUND: Although arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the criterion standard for vascular access, their effectiveness is limited by poor patency with 40% to 60% failing due to IH. Venous stretch injury from exposure to arterial pressure induces IH. Photochemical tissue passivation (PTP) crosslinks adventitial collagen, decreasing vein compliance to resemble that of an artery...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Masaaki Murakami, Genichi Sakaguchi, Noriko Mori
OBJECTIVE: In patients with a high risk of fistula immaturity, we created arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) combined with brachial artery superficialization. With this procedure, the superficialized arteries are used as drawing routes and the AVFs as returning routes. This is a technical report about AVFs combined with brachial artery superficialization. METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive patients with a high risk of fistula immaturity who underwent AVFs with brachial artery superficialization were included in this single-center retrospective study...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Takeo Ishii, Yasunobu Suzuki, Takuji Nakayama, Miki Ohmori, Shinichi Masai, Naru Sasagawa, Kunio Ohyama
OBJECTIVE: To determine if duplex ultrasound (US) for arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) can predict vascular events (VEs; thrombosis and stenosis). METHODS: Duplex US was performed for vascular access evaluation in 2557 maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients between October 1, 2013 and March 31, 2016. Of these patients, 2184 patients were finally included in this study. AVF dysfunction was assessed using the brachial artery blood flow volume (Qa; mL/min), arterial blood flow resistance index (RI), and residual diameter of the fistula vein (RD; mm)...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Hoon Suk Park, Youn Hee Lee, Hyung Wook Kim, Jun Hyun Baik, Yong Sung Won, Cheol Whee Park, Young Ok Kim, Chul Woo Yang, Dong Chan Jin
Introduction To increase the rate of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) use, assisted procedures for immature AVF have been strenuously performed. However, this is controversial in that an AVF matured by these assisted procedures may require more frequent intervention to maintain its patency, and have decreased long-term patency. Methods Eighty four AVFs that were matured with assisted maturation procedures and 266 AVFs that matured spontaneously without intervention, created between November 2009 and March 2013 from the hemodialysis (HD) vascular access (VA) cohort, were compared retrospectively and we also investigated the factors that may influence AVF long-term patency...
October 6, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Suh Min Kim, Seung-Kee Min, Sanghyun Ahn, Sang-Il Min, Jongwon Ha
PURPOSE: This retrospective review aimed to report the outcomes of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and to evaluate the suitability of AVF as a permanent vascular access in pediatric populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected for all patients aged 0 to 19 years who underwent AVF creation for hemodialysis between January 2000 and June 2014. RESULTS: Fifty-two AVFs were created in 47 patients. Mean age was 15.7±3.2 years and mean body weight was 46...
September 2016: Vascular Specialist International
Carlo Basile, Luigi Vernaglione, Francesco Casucci, Pasquale Libutti, Piero Lisi, Luigi Rossi, Valentina Vigo, Carlo Lomonte
BACKGROUND: Satisfactory vascular access flow (Qa) of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is necessary for haemodialysis (HD) adequacy. The aim of the present study was to further our understanding of haemodynamic modifications of the cardiovascular system of HD patients associated with an AVF. The main objective was to calculate using real data in what way an AVF influences the load of the left ventricle (LLV). METHODS: All HD patients treated in our dialysis unit and bearing an AVF were enrolled into the present observational cross-sectional study...
October 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
Takayuki Adachi, Tsutomu Sakurada, Takanori Otowa, Keita Uehara, Shina Sueki, Shigeki Kojima, Nagayuki Kaneshiro, Katsuomi Matsui, Tadahisa Tomohiro, Yugo Shibagaki
Vascular access intervention therapy (VAIVT) has been positioned as the first choice of treatment for stenosis lesions frequently observed in arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis patients in Japan. Furthermore, increased blood flow can provide a stable dialysis. In contrast, it has been reported that excess blood flow of AVF causes high-output heart failure. Although VAIVT is used to increase blood flow of AVF, the impact of VAIVT on cardiac load has been rarely reported. We examined the factors associated with cardiac load in hemodialysis patients undergoing VAIVT by measuring levels of α human atrial natriuretic polypeptide (hANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) before and after VAIVT...
October 2016: Hemodialysis International
Normawati Mat Said, Kamarul Imran Musa, Mohamed Ashraf Mohamed Daud, Juhara Haron
PURPOSE: We compared the patency and the suitability of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) created for vascular access by two approaches: (a) physical examination with preoperative vascular mapping and (b) physical examination alone. METHODS: We compared the patency and the suitability of AVF created in patients for dialysis. There were two cohorts of patients of 79 patients each: (a) patients with AVF created based on the combination of physical examination and preoperative vascular mapping (PE+VM) and (b) patients with AVF created based on physical examination (PE) alone...
July 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
Susanne Regus, Veronika Almási-Sperling, Werner Lang
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation in children could be extremely challenging for vascular surgeons due to small vessels with a high tendency of vasospasm. This could be one reason for primary failures (PF) and early access thrombosis. There exists no guideline for the need of intraoperative heparin administration during hemodialysis fistula creation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intra-operative heparin administration on immediate outcome. METHODS: Medical records of 42 pediatric patients aged between 7 and 17 years were retrospectively reviewed...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Andreas H Brandt, Jonas Jensen, Kristoffer L Hansen, Peter Hansen, Theis Lange, Marianne Rix, Jørgen A Jensen, Lars Lönn, Michael B Nielsen
PURPOSE: To investigate if ultrasound vector-flow imaging (VFI) is equal to the reference method ultrasound dilution technique (UDT) in estimating volume flow and changes over time in arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) for hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2015, patients with end-stage renal disease and matured functional AVFs were consecutively solicited to participate in this prospective study. All patients were included after written informed consent and approval by the National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics and the local Ethics Committee (journal no...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Tammy Hod, Alexander S Goldfarb-Rumyantzev, Bhanu K Patibandla, Akshita Narra, Robert S Brown
BACKGROUND: In patients with failure of an initial arteriovenous fistula (AVF), a subsequent vascular access is needed before hemodialysis (HD) initiation. METHODS: To assess the optimal access strategy after a failed AVF, we linked data from the US Renal Data System with Medicare claims data identifying 21,436 patients ≥ 67 years old who started HD between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2008, with an AVF placed as their first predialysis access. Of the 10,568 subjects whose AVF failed, 1,796 patients had an AVF placed as a second access predialysis (AVF2 group) and 399 patients had an arteriovenous graft placed as a second access predialysis (AVG2 group)...
November 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Wang Rongrong, Deng Li, Zhang Guangqing, Chen Xiaoyin, Bao Kun
Context • For patients undergoing hemodialysis, the native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the primary approach to vascular access (VA). VA failure is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. It has been reported in recent studies that the primary failure rate can be as high as 50%. Objective • The study investigated the effects of iontophoretic administration of Salvia miltiorrhiza (SM) on the maturation of the AVF. Design • The study was a randomized, controlled trial. Setting • The study occurred in Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Guangzhou, China)...
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
E Mancini, C Perazzini, L Gesualdo, F Aucella, A Limido, F Scolari, S Savoldi, M Tramonti, L Corazza, M Atti, S Severi, P Bolasco, A Santoro
BACKGROUND: Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) has a dramatic impact on the main outcomes of dialysis patients. Early warning of hemodynamic worsening during dialysis would enable preventive measures to be taken. Blood oxygen saturation (SO2) is used for hemodynamic monitoring in the critical care setting and may provide useful information about IDH onset. AIM: To evaluate whether short- and medium-term variations in the SO2 signal (ST-SO2var, MT-SO2var,) during dialysis are a predictor of IDH...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
Mehmet Burak Çildağ, Ömer Faruk Kutsi Köseoğlu, Hakan Akdam, Yavuz Yeniçerioğlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to assess and compare the rate of primary patency achieved by drug-eluting balloon angioplasty (DEBA) and conventional balloon angioplasty (CBA) in hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula stenoses. METHODS: This retrospective study consists of 52 patients with significant arteriovenous fistulas stenoses who were treated with DEBA (n = 26) or CBA (n = 26) between January 2013 and January 2015. Only those patients with postprocedural technical and clinical success of 100 % were selected from the database...
October 2016: Japanese Journal of Radiology
Loheetha Ragupathi, Drew Johnson, Gregary D Marhefka
Surgically created arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) for hemodialysis can contribute to hemodynamic changes. We describe the cases of 2 male patients in whom new right ventricular enlargement developed after an AVF was created for hemodialysis. Patient 1 sustained high-output heart failure solely attributable to the AVF. After AVF banding and subsequent ligation, his heart failure and right ventricular enlargement resolved. In Patient 2, the AVF contributed to new-onset right ventricular enlargement, heart failure, and ascites...
August 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
Zachary M Feldman, Lisa B Liu, Steven D Abramowitz, Peter L Faries, Michael L Marin, Harry R Schanzer, Victoria J Teodorescu
BACKGROUND: Establishment and maintenance of vascular access for hemodialysis is life-sustaining for patients needing renal-replacement therapy. Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred type of access, but the costs associated with creation and maintenance are poorly characterized, especially with respect to patient characteristics. METHODS: A prospectively maintained registry has been established at The Mount Sinai Hospital for patients undergoing access procedures since 2007...
August 19, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Jihene Fendri, Laura Palcau, Lucie Cameliere, Olivier Coffin, Aurelien Felisaz, Djelloul Gouicem, Julie Dufranc, Damien Laneelle, Ludovic Berger
: The donor artery after a long-standing arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis usually evolves exceptionally towards a true aneurysmal degeneration. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper was to describe true brachial artery AD in ESRD patients after AVF creation, as well as its influencing factors and treatment strategies. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We present a retrospective, observational, single centre study realized in Caen University Hospital's Vascular Surgery Department from May 1996 to November 2015...
August 12, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Mariana Murea, John Burkart
Vascular access preparation in the elderly with advanced kidney disease needs a nuanced approach. Recent studies indicate that age, along with comorbidity, modify the outcomes associated with the type of access placed or used for hemodialysis (HD). Options ranging from permanent vascular access (arteriovenous fistula [AVF] or graft [AVG]) to tunneled central venous catheter (TCVC) or conservative medical care must be weighed on an individual basis and reassessed longitudinally. The potential benefits derived from AVF compared with AVG and TCVC are not always seen in this population...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Thomas S Huber, Brett Larive, Peter B Imrey, Milena K Radeva, James M Kaufman, Larry W Kraiss, Alik M Farber, Scott A Berceli
OBJECTIVE: Access-related hand ischemia (ARHI) is a major complication after hemodialysis access construction. This study was designed to prospectively describe its incidence, predictors, interventions, and associated access maturation. METHODS: The Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Study is a multicenter prospective cohort study designed to identify predictors of autogenous arteriovenous access (arteriovenous fistula [AVF]) maturation. Symptoms and interventions for ARHI were documented, and participants who received interventions for ARHI were compared with other participants using a nested case-control design...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Anna Mudoni, Francesco Caccetta, Maurizio Caroppo, Fernando Musio, Antonella Accogli, Maria Dolores Zacheo, Maria Domenica Burzo, Maurizio Gallieni, Vitale Nuzzo
A functioning vascular access is a critical requirement to improve the quality of life in hemodialysis patients, so monitoring and surveillance of vascular access play key roles in identifying all dysfunctions and reducing the huge economic cost as well as adequacy of dialysis.In our five-year experience, a study protocol has been used and improved with the help of ultrasonography.Doppler ultrasound is an excellent and sensitive modality for hemodialysis access evaluation, one of techniques employed for arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) study, not only as a preoperative tool, but also in post-operative monitoring of AVF maturation...
July 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
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