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Allogenous vein graft as vascular access for hemodialysis - lost battle?
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PMID:  22367646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess a long-term outcome of allogenous vein grafts (ALVG) as vascular access for hemodialysis. Materials and methods: For nearly eight years (between 9/2002 and 9/2011) a total of 78 patients with 112 ALVGs were involved in the study. The register included 46 women and 32 men, mean age 66.1 ± 11.2 years; range 20-88 years. The patient database was retrospectively reviewed and statistical processing was performed. Results: Almost all ALVGs were treated by PTA or surgically, very often repeatedly. The number of radiologic interventions was 316, the number of surgical procedures 31. Mean follow-up time was 795 days, range 28-3522 days. Thirty-five patients died of unrelated causes, nineteen with functional graft, fourteen patients were lost to follow-up. Forty ALVGs failed for various reasons, mostly because of occlusion. Only one patient underwent successful renal transplantation, no patient converted to peritoneal dialysis. Thirty-seven ALVGs remain correctly functioning. Primary patency rates at 6, 12, and 24 months were 81 ± 5%, 63 ± 5%, and 34 ± 2% respectively. Secondary patency rates at 6, 12, and 24 months were 96 ± 2%, 82 ± 4%, and 65 ± 5% respectively. Conclusions: Allogenous vein grafts, in spite of the high number of necessary radiologic and surgical interventions and reinterventions, show acceptable clinical usability and durability, comparable with other types of prosthetic grafts.
Karel Nedved; Theodor Suchý; Jarmila Hálová; Mojmír Malický; Petr Gorun; Pavel Vitvar
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of vascular access     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1724-6032     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100940729     Medline TA:  J Vasc Access     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  0     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, District Hospital, Usti nad Orlici - Czech Republic.
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