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July 1982

Modified Human Umbilical Vein Arteriovenous Fistula for Maintenance HemodialysisA 3½-Year Experience

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Medical Center Del Oro Hospital, (Dr Rubio), and the Cardiovascular Surgical Center (Dr Farrell), Houston.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(7):943-945. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380310053012

• Seventy-five modified human umbilical vein arteriovenous fistulas were created for maintenance hemodialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease. After a maximum follow-up of 42 months, 51 (68.0%) of the grafts have been complication free. Thirty-six of the 41 complications (87.8%) have been correctable with minor surgical procedures and 70 (93.3%) of the fistulas are functional. These figures reflect a significant improvement over other currently available graft materials.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:943-945)

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