Home About us Current issue Ahead of Print Back issues Submission Instructions Advertise Contact Login   

Search Article 
Advanced search 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 2337 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Table of Contents   
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 781-784
Predicting Hemodialysis Access Failure with the Measurement of Dialysis Access Recirculation

Sina Trauma & Surgery Research Center, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Javad Salimi
Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Sina Hospital, Hassan Abad Sq. Tehran 11364
Login to access the Email id

PMID: 18711295

Rights and Permissions

Clinical practice guidelines recommend regular monitoring of hemodialysis (HD) vascular access using methods such as vascular access recirculation (AR), for early detection and correction of access dysfunction. We measured access recirculation using low blood flow method in 51 chronic HD patients. Of these patients, 42 had arteriovenous fistulas and nine had synthetic arteriovenous grafts. The mean access recirculation rate was 8.75%. We conclude that AR reflects the access blood flow and patients with high AR rate due to stenosis should be referred for intervention or revision for prolonging the life of the access.

Print this article  Email this article

  Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
  Related articles
   Citation Manager
  Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded981    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal