Placing a primary arteriovenous fistula that works--more or less known aspects, new ideas

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2013 Apr;28(4):781-4. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfs463. Epub 2012 Nov 2.


Despite the pre-operative availability of well-defined criteria to create a primary arteriovenous fistula (AVF) a high early failure/missing maturation is complained worldwide. Based on new results from basic research using numerical techniques, the authors try to guide attention to a widely neglected field in published data: the unremarkable, small, but essential surgical details in creating a successful AVF. The aim is to describe their significance and to give them a place in a cross-border context.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Anastomosis, Surgical*
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / surgery*
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical*
  • Hemodynamics*
  • Humans
  • Models, Cardiovascular*
  • Renal Dialysis*