arteriovenous fistula

Traumatic thigh AV fistula leading to aneurysmal changes in aorta and iliac arteries

January 31, 2024

Abstract Penetrating traumatic arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) have the tendency to be clinically silent for many years and could be misdiagnosed as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) on initial presentation. A 52-year-old male underwent a duplex scan to evaluate swelling of the limb, which detected an AVF in the thigh. He was stabbed in the lateral aspect…

Read More

Defining priorities in vascular access research

February 23, 2022

Introduction The global prevalence of renal failure is rising, driven predominantly by diabetes.1 In the UK, 37.8% of the 68,111 patients on renal replacement therapy receive haemodialysis.2 Accordingly, there is a sustained increase in the need for vascular access and vascular access interventions. The Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology – Hemodialysis (SONG-HD) initiative is an international…

Read More