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Pulmonary embolism following successful thrombectomy of an arteriovenous dialysis fistula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19340802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A hemodialysis patient was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, shortly after successful thrombectomy of an autogenous arteriovenous fistula. Diagnostic testing revealed no alternative source for thromboembolism. Increased recognition of hypercoagulability as a common consequence of end-stage renal disease would suggest that dialysis patients would be at risk for thromboembolic events. A fully developed dialysis fistula may have sufficient luminal diameter to harbor subclinical or clinically significant venous thrombi. Clinicians should be alert to the possibility of venous emboli after fistula manipulation.
Authors:
L A Grebenyuk; R J Marcus; E Nahum; Ja Spero; N S Srinivasa; R L McGill
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of vascular access     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1129-7298     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Access     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-02     Completed Date:  2009-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100940729     Medline TA:  J Vasc Access     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. liliya_grb@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / adverse effects*
Brachial Artery / surgery
Female
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Humans
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Lower Extremity / blood supply*
Pulmonary Embolism / drug therapy,  etiology*,  radiography
Renal Dialysis
Thrombectomy*
Thromboembolism / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, Spiral Computed
Veins / surgery
Venous Thrombosis / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants

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