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Predictive Factors for Native AVF Complications in Dialysis Patients - A Prospective Study in a Public Hemodialysis Center

2015-03

Mazen Elfarra, Cristiana David, Ileana Peride, Andrei Niculae, Alexandru Ciocâlteu, Ruxandra Diana Sinescu4, Ionel Alexandru Checheriță

The prevalence of end stage renal disease (ESRD) is constantly increasing in worldwide population, as is the necessity of renal replacement therapy [1-3]. The improvements in dialysis techniques determined increasing quality and lifetime of dialysis patients and the need for a reliable vascular access that sustains the procedure for long periods of time. On the other hand, the progressive aging of dialyzed population and the emerging complications, as well as the rising prevalence of diabetes as a cause for chronic kidney disease (CKD), hampers the processes of obtaining and maintaining an adequate vascular access [1,4,5].

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