Current tools for prediction of arteriovenous fistula outcomes

Damian G. McGrogan, Alexander P. Maxwell, Aurang Z. Khawaja, Nicholas G. Inston

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It remains challenging to accurately predict whether an individual arteriovenous fistula (AVF) will mature and be useable for haemodialysis vascular access. Current best practice involves the use of routine clinical assessment and ultrasonography complemented by selective venography and magnetic resonance imaging. The purpose of this literature review is to describe current practices in relation to pre-operative assessment prior to AVF formation and highlight potential areas for future research to improve the clinical prediction of AVF outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-289
Number of pages8
JournalClinical kidney journal
Issue number3
Early online date02 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


  • arteriovenous fistula
  • haemodialysis

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