early-cannulation grafts

Early-cannulation grafts display parity with ePTFE options—but also face similar challenges

In addition to demonstrating comparable performance in terms of long-term patency, durability and associated complications, early-cannulation arteriovenous (AV) grafts may hold some advantages when...
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More mixed results for DCBs in AV access maintenance as evidence mounts

Additional randomised controlled data regarding the effectiveness of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in maintaining arteriovenous (AV) access offers new evidence, but it is freighted with...
high flow av fistulas

High-flow fistulas remain divisive, with uncertainty over reduction and outcomes

Discussions at this year’s Charing Cross (CX) 2021 Digital Edition (19–22 April, online) indicated that high-flow arteriovenous (AV) fistulas remain one of the more...
george smith ultrasound guidance cannulation

Ultrasound guidance shown to improve cannulation accuracy, particularly in harder-to-needle AV fistulas

A small, randomised trial conducted in a UK dialysis unit has found that ultrasound guidance can improve cannulation accuracy—and this improvement may be most...