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Vascular access for haemodialysis--experience at Johannesburg Hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6238427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Experience with angio-access in patients with chronic end-stage renal failure undergoing haemodialysis, including those with arteriovenous fistulas constructed within the past 3 years, is reviewed. In patients in group 1, 137 fistulas were constructed; the patency rate at 2 years was 66% and at 4 years 47%. Complications were due to thrombosis, aneurysm and poor operative technique. In group 2 fistulas were constructed from synthetic material in 33 patients; the patency rate at 2 years was 44% and at 4 years 36%. Complications were due to thrombosis and sepsis. No correlation was found between raised fibrinogen levels and fistula or graft failures. Dialysis needles of different gauges were compared; the 16-gauge Terumo needle was found to cause no hemolysis and was adequate for use in dialysis.
G Louridas; J R Botha; L Levien; F J Milne; A M Meyers; J A Myburgh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-28     Completed Date:  1984-11-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Anastomosis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Graft Occlusion, Vascular
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Middle Aged
Needles / standards
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Renal Dialysis / methods*
Thrombosis / surgery
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Terephthalates; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene

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