Comparison of ACUSEAL and Standard ePTFE Vascular Grafts for Hemodialysis: A Retrospective Case Series

Louisa M.S. Gerhardt1, *, Andreas Bock1, Regula Marti2, Stephan Segerer1
1 Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland
2 Department of Surgery, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland



Grafts, which allow early cannulation have been increasingly used to avoid starting dialysis via tunneled hemodialysis catheters. As we noted graft failures in patients with early cannulation grafts, we reviewed the outcome of these grafts and compared it to ePTFE grafts.

Keywords: Acuseal vascular graft, Early cannulation, Hemodialysis vascular access.

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Year: 2019
Volume: 12
Publisher Item Identifier: EA-TOUNJ-2018-26

Article History:

Received Date: 20/12/2018
Revision Received Date: 30/03/2019
Acceptance Date: 01/04/2019
Electronic publication date: 19/04/2019
Collection year: 2019

© 2019 Gerhardt et al.

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