Development of a prognostic model for fistula maturation in patients with advanced renal failure
Siddiqui, M. (2014) Development of a prognostic model for fistula maturation in patients with advanced renal failure, no. 295.
A suitable type of vascular access has to be created to establish a connection between the circulation system of the patient and the haemodialysis cycle. The arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is considered to provide the best long-term functional vascular access, with reduced risk of thrombosis or infection and cost-effective. However, significant numbers of AVF, which fail to develop sufficiently for dialysis, are 28-53% of cases. This study aimed to explore the potential influence of blood markers and factors on the maturation of AVF, in patients who have undergone vascular access surgery and to develop and validate a prognostic model to determine the success of AVF maturation.