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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of preexisting calcification in the inflow artery on maturation and flow volume of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF).
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Name: Annals of vascular surgery
Improving arteriovenous fistula (AVF) outcomes requires better understanding of the biology underlying maturation or failure. Our current knowledge of maturation relies on extrapolation from other va...
The time between the creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and its successful use is significantly longer in hemodialysis (HD) patients in the United States compared to those in other countries, ...
Intraorbital arteriovenous fistula is a rare vascular disease characterized by an acquired arteriovenous communication without direct cavernous sinus involvement. Intraorbital arteriovenous fistula ma...
Chronic kidney disease has become a serious public health problem in China. Our study is to explore effect of hydraulic expansion on arteriovenous fistula (AVF) of hemodialysis patients.
Orbital arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a rare entity with only 17 cases reported so far. Arteriovenous hemangioma is a distinct entity of angioma that most frequently affects the skin. However, to our...
Background: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a form of vascular access for haemodialysis. An AVF is normally created at the level of the wrist, but occasionally it is created in the elbow w...
Isometric exercise has been shown to increase the diameter and the blood flow rate of forearm veins.At present, more studies focus on the perioperative period to promote the maturation of ...
Arm vein intermittently gripping arm movements, can promote the increased diameter of arteriovenous fistula, which enhance the maturity of fistula, the effect of lack of empirical research...
Recommended by the KDOQI vascular access guidelines, antebrachial arteriovenous fistula is the best primary vascular access for hemodialysis in patients with end stage renal disease. The p...
The purpose of this study is to investigate a promising strategy to improve maturation and patency rates following creation of AV fistulas and assess whether an anastomosis performed with ...
Abnormal formation of blood vessels that shunt arterial blood directly into veins without passing through the CAPILLARIES. They usually are crooked, dilated, and with thick vessel walls. A common type is the congenital arteriovenous fistula. The lack of blood flow and oxygen in the capillaries can lead to tissue damage in the affected areas.
An abnormal direct communication between an artery and a vein without passing through the CAPILLARIES. An A-V fistula usually leads to the formation of a dilated sac-like connection, arteriovenous aneurysm. The locations and size of the shunts determine the degree of effects on the cardiovascular functions such as BLOOD PRESSURE and HEART RATE.
A vessel that directly interconnects an artery and a vein, and that acts as a shunt to bypass the capillary bed. Not to be confused with surgical anastomosis, nor with arteriovenous fistula.
Thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of medium and large muscular ARTERIES with lesions in the innermost layer of the artery (ARTERIAL INTIMA). This disease process of atherogenesis includes the retention of cholesterol-rich LIPOPROTEINS and their binding to PROTEOGLYCANS in the arterial intima, generation of proinflammatory molecules that recruit MACROPHAGES to the subendothelial space, formation of FOAM CELLS, and eventual calcification of the arterial wall. These arterial plaques (atheromas) contain CARBOHYDRATES; BLOOD; and CALCIUM.
An abnormal anatomical passage between the INTESTINE, and another segment of the intestine or other organs. External intestinal fistula is connected to the SKIN (enterocutaneous fistula). Internal intestinal fistula can be connected to a number of organs, such as STOMACH (gastrocolic fistula), the BILIARY TRACT (cholecystoduodenal fistula), or the URINARY BLADDER of the URINARY TRACT (colovesical fistula). Risk factors include inflammatory processes, cancer, radiation treatment, and surgical misadventures (MEDICAL ERRORS).