Lee, J.K.; Ahmad, T.S. (2000) Experience in snuffbox arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis. Medical Journal Malaysia, 55 (C). pp. 35-38.Full text not available from this repository.
Sixty-five patients with "Snuffbox" arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis were reviewed. The procedure was performed under local anaesthesia as an outpatient procedure. It was done as a "standby" procedure for 41.5% of patients with Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. 58.5% of patients had the procedure done for primary hemodialysis. Patency was assessed as presence of an engorged vein and presence of thrill. This was assessed routinely at 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure. Patency rate was noted to be 83%. The commonest complication was thrombosis of the arteriovenous anastomosis. Some patients required repeated procedure at a more proximal site. Further study to determine the blood flow rate provided by the anastomosis, and comparison with other anatomical sites is necessary.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Medical Journal Malaysia|
|Additional Information:||Hand, Reconstructive and Microsurgery Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Orthopaedic Surgery; Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical.|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine|
|Depositing User:||Nor Izzati Ab Razak|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jul 2012 09:27|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2012 09:27|
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