Predictors of patency after balloon angioplasty in hemodialysis fistulas: a systematic review

Neuen, Brendon L., Gunnarsson, Ronny, Webster, Angela C., Baer, Richard A., Golledge, Jonathan, and Mantha, Murty L. (2014) Predictors of patency after balloon angioplasty in hemodialysis fistulas: a systematic review. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 25. pp. 917-924.

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Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is an established treatment for dysfunctional hemodialysis fistulas. This article systematically reviews evidence for predictors of patency after PTA. Outcomes assessed were primary, assisted primary, and secondary patency after intervention, and findings were summarized descriptively. This review included 11 nonrandomized observational studies of 965 fistulas in 939 patients. Follow-up ranged from 0 days to 10 years. Study quality was overall suboptimal. Newer fistulas and longer lesion length may be associated with primary patency loss after PTA. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings, to identify potentially modifiable factors, and to guide the testing of new endovascular devices.

Item ID: 35405
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1535-7732
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This is an open access article published under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 02:32
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 100%
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