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Technical report: use of a 3 French catheter for transbrachial evaluation of surgically-created arteriovenous fistulae in dialysis patients.
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PMID:  8162689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgically-created arteriovenous fistulae (SCAVF) are widely used for the management of patients with chronic renal failure. Satisfactory function of the SCAVF is essential for adequate haemodialysis. Complications, although relatively uncommon, may occur and assessment of the SCAVF is essential before surgical revision of the fistula, thrombolysis or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty can be undertaken. Numerous arteriographic methods for evaluating SCAVF in the arm have been reported. We describe a new method involving percutaneous retrograde catheterization of the brachial artery proximal to the SCAVF with a commercially available 3 F intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography catheter set (Cook [UK] Limited).
J Goldin; J E Dacie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-26     Completed Date:  1994-05-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical*
Brachial Artery*
Catheterization, Peripheral / instrumentation*
Forearm / blood supply
Regional Blood Flow
Renal Dialysis*

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