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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297070/elbow-avf-configurations-and-indications
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Selcuk Baktiroglu, Fatih Yanar, Sercan Yuksel, Burak Celik, Halime G Kilic
INTRODUCTION: Brescia-Cimino radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) remains the first-choice vascular access procedure for patients in need of long-term hemodialysis. The average life expectancy of patients receiving hemodialysis has increased in recent years and many patients now live longer and require secondary or tertiary procedures. Elbow fistulas should only rarely be constructed as primary fistulas. The aim of the surgeon must be not only to achieve a functioning fistula, but to avoid possible complications other than failure to mature (FTM), like distal ischemia and cardiac failure and to save the vessels as much as possible for future procedures...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297067/optiflow-anastomotic-device-for-hemodialysis-vascular-access-creation
#2
Marc Glickman
The need to have consistent methods and consistent technique to optimize hemodialysis outcomes is behind the concept of the Optiflow™ device. This device was created to allow for consistency in size of the arterial anastomosis and consistency in angle of the vein to the artery at the anastomosis. Early data suggest that allowing these two technical entities can improve outcomes in regards to flow and maturity in arteriovenous fistula creation. This article is a summary of early data that demonstrate the impact the Optiflow device on brachial cephalic fistulas...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297059/preoperative-ultrasound-still-valuable-for-radio-cephalic-arteriovenous-fistula-creation
#3
Jernej Pajek, Marko Malovrh
Radio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula is a prototype hemodialysis access with small incidences of infection and distal ischemia, it spares proximal veins for future access use and it helps in the maturation of veins that may be used for more proximal access creations. This access type is prone to higher early failure rates compared to more proximal fistulas and there are unsolved uncertainties regarding exact ultrasound parameters predictive of fistula outcome. Evolution of ultrasound use has yielded several functional parameters that can be measured in addition to anatomical lumen sizes, which remain core parameters on which the decision to construct fistula in radio-cephalic forearm position is based...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297057/dialysis-access-issues-related-to-conversion-from-peritoneal-dialysis-to-hemodialysis-and-vice-versa
#4
Maurizio Gallieni, Antonino Giordano, Anna Ricchiuto, Davide Gobatti, Maurizio Cariati
ABSTRACTHemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) represent two complementary modalities of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease patients. Conversion between the two modalities is frequent and more likely to happen from PD to HD. Every year, 10% of PD patients convert to HD, suggesting the need for recommendations on how to proceed with the creation of a vascular access in these patients. Criteria for selecting patients who would likely fail PD, and therefore take advantage of a backup access, are undefined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297054/optimal-timing-for-vascular-access-creation
#5
Tamara K Jemcov, Wim Van Biesen
Many guidelines recommend that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients should have a permanent vascular access, preferably an autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF), at the start of renal replacement therapy. Nevertheless, a large proportion of patients still start hemodialysis with a central venous catheter (CVC). On the other hand, there are increasing numbers of patients in whom an AVF has been created, but who never actually end up on dialysis, as well as a substantial number of patients in whom creation of a vascular access has been attempted unsuccessfully...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297053/general-regional-or-local-anesthesia-for-successful-radial-cephalic-arteriovenous-fistula
#6
David Shemesh, Yefim Raikhinstein, Ilya Goldin, Oded Olsha
Autogenous fistulas and in particular radiocephalic fistulas are recommended as the first vascular access for hemodialysis. Unfortunately, the rates of early failure and non-maturation are very high. For more than a decade, brachial plexus block has been proposed as the anesthesia of choice for fistula creation due to its beneficial sympathectomy-like effect, causing vasodilation and attenuation of spasm. Until recently, there was not a single randomized clinical study supporting this proposition. Because performing regional anesthesia is time-consuming and requires expertise, many surgeons prefer local or general anesthesia for vascular access surgery...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297050/preoperative-computer-simulation-for-planning-of-vascular-access-surgery-in-hemodialysis-patients
#7
Niek Zonnebeld, Wouter Huberts, Magda M van Loon, Tammo Delhaas, Jan H M Tordoir
INTRODUCTION: The arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis patients. Unfortunately, 20-40% of all constructed AVFs fail to mature (FTM), and are therefore not usable for hemodialysis. AVF maturation importantly depends on postoperative blood volume flow. Predicting patient-specific immediate postoperative flow could therefore support surgical planning. A computational model predicting blood volume flow is available, but the effect of blood flow predictions on the clinical endpoint of maturation (at least 500 mL/min blood volume flow, diameter of the venous cannulation segment ≥4 mm) remains undetermined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297049/improvement-of-radiocephalic-fistula-maturation-rationale-and-design-of-the-liposomal-prednisolone-to-improve-hemodialysis-fistula-maturation-lipmat-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Bram M Voorzaat, Jan van Schaik, Koen E A van der Bogt, Liffert Vogt, Laurens Huisman, Bas A Th F Gabreëls, Irene M van der Meer, Randolph G S van Eps, Daniël Eefting, Marcel C Weijmer, Han O Groeneveld, Roos C van Nieuwenhuizen, Henk Boom, Cornelis A Verburgh, Karien van der Putten, Joris I Rotmans
BACKGROUND: Non-maturation is a frequent complication of radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (RCAVF). In an animal model, liposomal prednisolone improved maturation of experimental fistulas. The Liposomal Prednisolone to Improve Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation (LIPMAT) study investigates if liposomal prednisolone improves RCAVF maturation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The LIPMAT study is an investigator-initiated, multicenter, double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial with 1:1 randomization to liposomal prednisolone or placebo...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297048/upper-arm-hemodialysis-access-in-sweden
#9
Ulf Hedin, Gunilla Welander
AIM: To provide the contemporary use of upper-arm access for hemodialysis in Sweden using data from a unique national registry for hemodialysis access. METHODS: Data were retrieved from a nation-wide registry for dialysis access in Sweden, Dialysis Access Database (DiAD) on the use and function of specific access types with a focus on upper-arm accesses. RESULTS: The data demonstrate an increased use of upper-arm access, likely dependent on a changing patient population, with brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) as the most common access type...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297046/is-shear-stress-the-key-factor-for-avf-maturation
#10
Andrea Remuzzi, Michela Bozzetto, Paolo Brambilla
Autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred choice for providing vascular access to hemodialysis (HD) patients, but it is still affected by high incidence of non-maturation or early failure. After creation, AVF must undergo vascular remodeling, a process characterized by an increase in blood vessel diameter and wall thickness, to allow efficient and adequate HD. A growing body of evidence indicates that AVF maturation is related to the response of endothelial cells (ECs) to changes in wall shear stress (WSS), and in particular, to changes of its peak value...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297045/surgical-technique-determines-the-outcome-of-the-brescia-cimino-avf
#11
Surendra Shenoy
Over the past 50 years, since Dr. Appel performed the first internal vascular access procedure for hemodialysis, the distal radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula continues to be the access of choice. Over time, failure to maturation has evolved as a major problem associated with this procedure depriving its benefits to many patients with end-stage renal disease. A variable incidence of this problem within similar patients suggests that surgical technique may play an important role in the development of non-maturation...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295984/safety-of-arteriovenous-fistulae-and-grafts-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-the-michigan-experience
#12
Anas Al Rifai, Nidhi Sukul, Robert Wonnacott, Michael Heung
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous fistula or graft (AVF/AVG) use is widely considered contraindicated for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), yet insertion of hemodialysis (HD) catheters can carry high complication risk in critically ill end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: Single-center analysis of 48 consecutive hospitalized ESRD patients on maintenance HD who underwent CRRT using AVF/AVG from 2012 to 2013. Primary outcome was access-related complications...
March 13, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289682/stent-grafts-can-convert-unusable-upper-arm-arteriovenous-fistulas-into-a-functioning-hemodialysis-access-a-retrospective-case-series
#13
Charudatta S Bavare, Tiffany K Street, Eric K Peden, Mark G Davies, Joseph J Naoum
INTRODUCTION: Not all newly created arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) successfully mature and develop into a functioning access for hemodialysis. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and balloon-assisted maturation (BAM) have been utilized to either treat flow-limiting stenoses or to promote and accelerate maturation. We hypothesized that unusable upper arm AVFs can be rescued by conversion to a functional access using the percutaneous placement of a stent graft (SG). METHODS: Clinical data on 12 patients with an early non-usable upper arm AVF underwent percutaneous revision using SGs...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289595/case-report-of-a-novel-mutation-of-the-eya1-gene-in-a-patient-with-branchio-oto-renal-syndrome
#14
L Spahiu, B Merovci, V Ismaili Jaha, A Batalli Këpuska, H Jashari
Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the coexistence of branchial cysts or fistulae, external ear malformation with pre-auricular pits or tags, hearing impairment and renal malformations. However, the presence of the main features varies in affected families. Here, we present a 16-year-old boy admitted to the Department of Nephrology at the Pediatric Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Pristina, Republic of Kosovo because of severe renal insufficiency diagnosed 6 years ago, which progressed to end-stage renal failure...
December 1, 2016: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288599/clinical-use-of-computational-modeling-for-surgical-planning-of-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis
#15
Michela Bozzetto, Stefano Rota, Valentina Vigo, Francesco Casucci, Carlo Lomonte, Walter Morale, Massimo Senatore, Luigi Tazza, Massimo Lodi, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Andrea Remuzzi
BACKGROUND: Autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis, but its creation is still a critical procedure. Physical examination, vascular mapping and doppler ultrasound (DUS) evaluation are recommended for AVF planning, but they can not provide direct indication on AVF outcome. We recently developed and validated in a clinical trial a patient-specific computational model to predict pre-operatively the blood flow volume (BFV) in AVF for different surgical configuration on the basis of demographic, clinical and DUS data...
March 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279411/dialysis-catheter-placement-in-patients-with-exhausted-access
#16
Syed Rahman, Joshua D Kuban
Patients with end-stage renal disease undergo renal transplant, peritoneal dialysis, or intermittent hemodialysis for renal replacement therapy. For hemodialysis, native fistulas or grafts are preferred but hemodialysis catheters are often necessary. Per KDOQI, the right jugular vein is the preferred vessel of access for these catheters. However, in patients with long-standing end-stage renal disease vein thrombosis, stenosis and occlusion occurs. In these patients with end-stage vascular access, unconventional routes of placement of dialysis catheters are needed...
March 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279406/preprocedure-evaluation-of-a-dysfunctional-dialysis-access
#17
Keith B Quencer, Jason Kidd, Thomas Kinney
Given the many different types of hemodialysis access and the various problems that can occur in each, a structured approach should be taken in the preprocedure evaluation of patients referred for hemodialysis access intervention. Abnormalities detected on surveillance or monitoring trigger referrals for evaluation and intervention in hopes of preventing thrombosis or underdialysis. Familiarity with surveillance and monitoring findings not only facilitates better communication with nephrologists but also helps the interventionalist surmise where the site of stenosis might be and which stenoses are clinically relevant...
March 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279404/strategies-for-hemodialysis-access-a-vascular-surgeon-s-perspective
#18
Larry A Scher, Saadat Shariff
Problems related to hemodialysis access are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. Physicians of all specialties who are involved in the placement and maintenance of vascular access for hemodialysis must have a long-term strategy for sequential placement of autogenous fistulas, transpositions, and prosthetic grafts to preserve access sites and to avoid long-term use of tunneled dialysis catheters. The Fistula First and KDOQI initiatives have provided strategies and algorithms for access placement in patients with chronic kidney disease...
March 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267753/impact-of-arteriovenous-fistula-blood-flow-on-serum-il-6-cardiovascular-events-and-death-an-ambispective-cohort-analysis-of-64-chinese-hemodialysis-patients
#19
Zhizhi Hu, Fengmin Zhu, Nan Zhang, Chunxiu Zhang, Guangchang Pei, Pengge Wang, Juan Yang, Yujiao Guo, Meng Wang, Yuxi Wang, Qian Yang, Han Zhu, Wenhui Liao, Zhiguo Zhang, Ying Yao, Rui Zeng, Gang Xu
Flows (Qa) of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) impact the dialysis adequacy in hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, data for different access flow levels on outcomes related to long-term dialysis patients, especially in Chinese patients, are limited. Herein, we performed an ambispective, mono-centric cohort study investigating the association between the AVF flows and inflammation, cardiovascular events and deaths in Chinese hemodialysis patients bearing a radio-cephalic fistula (AVF) from 2009 to 2015. Twenty-three patients (35...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263032/impact-of-arteriovenous-fistula-cannulation-on-the-quality-of-dialysis
#20
Michelle Elias, Erika Nnang-Obada, Bernard Charpentier, Antoine Durrbach, Severine Beaudreuil
INTRODUCTION: Adequate hemodialysis directly improves health. Puncturing an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and the amount of blood recirculation greatly affect the quality of dialysis. Few studies have assessed the method to cannulate a fistula and its influence on efficiency of hemodialysis. METHODS: This prospective pilot study included 14 patients with end-stage renal failure receiving regular intermittent hemodialysis. Patients received three consecutive treatments with both needles directed upstream then three consecutive treatments with the venous needle directed upstream and the arterial needle directed downstream...
March 6, 2017: Hemodialysis International
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