Polytetrafluoroethylene and bovine mesenterial vein grafts for hemodialysis access: a comparative study

Tahami, V B; Hakki, H; Reber, P U; Widmer, M K; Kniemeyer, H W (2007). Polytetrafluoroethylene and bovine mesenterial vein grafts for hemodialysis access: a comparative study. Journal of vascular access, 8(1), pp. 17-20. Milano: Wichtig

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PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and patency rate of bovine mesenterial vein grafts (BMVG) for vascular access (VA) in hemodialysis patients (HDP), compared to expanded polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE grafts) over a mid- to long-term period. METHODS: Patency and complication rate of 23 consecutive HDP with BMVG for VA were compared to a control group consisting of 23 similar HDP with ePTFE grafts. In both groups, the graft was placed preferably in a forearm loop configuration. The same surgeon performed all procedures. All patients were followed over a period of 4 yrs. RESULTS: Graft placement was successful in all patients. Patency rates did not differ significantly in both groups. However, there were less severe complications in the BMVG group. CONCLUSION: The BMVG is a viable alternative for HD access in patients where autologous construction is not possible, and should be given priority in patients with a failed ePTFE graft or high risk for infection.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Widmer, Matthias Kurt

ISSN:

1129-7298

ISBN:

17393366

Publisher:

Wichtig

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:56

Last Modified:

07 Feb 2017 16:34

PubMed ID:

17393366

Web of Science ID:

000254092000003

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23974 (FactScience: 45478)

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