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Title: Are There Differences in Arteriovenous Fistulae Created for Hemodialysis between Nephrologists and Vascular Surgeons?
Authors: Stolic, Radojica
Bukumirič Z.
Mitrović V.
Sipic M.
Krdzic B.
Relic G.
Nikolic G.
Sovtic S.
Suljkovic N.
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: Many studies have reported insufficient support from surgical services, resulting in nephrologists creating arteriovenous fistulas in many centers. The aim of this study was to compare risk factors of arteriovenous fistula dysfunction in patients whose fistulas were created by nephrologists versus vascular surgeons. Methods: This was a retrospective, analytical study of interventions by nephrologists and vascular surgeons during a period of 15 years. Out of a total of 1,048 fistulas, 764 (72.9%) were created by nephrologists patients, while vascular surgeons were responsible for 284 (27.1%) fistulae. Laboratory, demographic, and clinical parameters which might affect functioning of these arteriovenous fistulae were analyzed. Results: Patients whose arteriovenous fistula was formed by nephrologists differed significantly from those created by vascular surgeons in relation to the preventive character of the arteriovenous fistula (p = 0.011), lumen of the vein (p < 0.001) and systolic blood pressure (p = 0.047). Multivariate logistic regression of arteriovenous fistula dysfunction showed that risk factors were female gender (odds ratio [OR] = 1.56, 95% CI 1.16-2.07), whether the fistulae were created by vascular surgeons or nephrologists (OR = 1.38; 95% CI 1.01-1.89) and the site of the arteriovenous fistula (OR = 0.64; 95% CI 0.48-0.85). Conclusions: Arteriovenous fistulae created by vascular surgeons, female gender, and the location are risk factors of dysfunction.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1159/000512632
ISSN: 1011-7571
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85104355839
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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