Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft fistula for chronic hemodialysis

V. A. Tellis, W. I. Kohlberg, D. J. Bhat, B. Driscoll, F. J. Veith

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Abstract

In a retrospective study of 66 polytetrafluoroethylene arteriovenous fistulae (PTFE) and 71 bovine carotid heterograft arteriovenous fistulae (BCH) for dialysis access, PTFE had a higher patency rate than BCH at 12 months (62.4 versus 32.5%). PTFE was easier to work with and easier to handle in the face of infection. The lateral upper arm approach to placement of the PTFE graft is desirable in patients who have had multiple previous access procedures because this area is usually free from scarring, is distant from neurovascular structures, and provides a greater length of graft for needle punctures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Surgery
Volume189
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979

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Arteriovenous Fistula
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Fistula
Renal Dialysis
Transplants
Punctures
Heterografts
Needles
Cicatrix
Dialysis
Arm
Retrospective Studies
Infection

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Tellis, V. A., Kohlberg, W. I., Bhat, D. J., Driscoll, B., & Veith, F. J. (1979). Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft fistula for chronic hemodialysis. Annals of Surgery, 189(1), 101-105.

Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft fistula for chronic hemodialysis. / Tellis, V. A.; Kohlberg, W. I.; Bhat, D. J.; Driscoll, B.; Veith, F. J.

In: Annals of Surgery, Vol. 189, No. 1, 1979, p. 101-105.

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Tellis, VA, Kohlberg, WI, Bhat, DJ, Driscoll, B & Veith, FJ 1979, 'Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft fistula for chronic hemodialysis', Annals of Surgery, vol. 189, no. 1, pp. 101-105.
Tellis VA, Kohlberg WI, Bhat DJ, Driscoll B, Veith FJ. Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft fistula for chronic hemodialysis. Annals of Surgery. 1979;189(1):101-105.
Tellis, V. A. ; Kohlberg, W. I. ; Bhat, D. J. ; Driscoll, B. ; Veith, F. J. / Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft fistula for chronic hemodialysis. In: Annals of Surgery. 1979 ; Vol. 189, No. 1. pp. 101-105.
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