Iam doing a Research Proposal on when to cannulate a new arteriovenous fistula. I have been able to get some articles relating to this. Is there anyone who can guide me to more information on this subject. All will be gratefully recieved.
There is more stuff here than you really want to know. You can also check out any of the ESRD Networks. All have something on fistula first.
I have been running on dialysis for over 30 years now and still have the same fistula. The biggest problem I see with having one is that they are used too soon. I was told Doctors don't get paid for the operation until the patient starts on dialysis so they do it too close to the time it will be needed. I have no idea if that is true. Patients should have enough education to know that it should not be used for at least a month, maybe a couple months to make sure it is fully mature. Unfortunately most dialysis patients only have a very vague idea of what is going on and show no interest in learning,
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