Seth Karp
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Axillorenal arteriovenous graft: a new approach for dialysis access.

Karp SJ, Hawxby A, Burdick JF
J Vasc Surg. 2004 40 (2): 379-80

PMID: 15297838 · DOI:10.1016/j.jvs.2004.03.026

As the population requiring hemodialysis grows, it becomes increasingly common to encounter patients with limited options for vascular access. Because inability to secure vascular access is a life-threatening problem, it is important to consider all possible options in each patient. We report a new arteriovenous grafting procedure in which the left renal vein is used for outflow in a patient with multiple venous occlusions. Patency of the graft continues 18 months after placement. This graft carries acceptable morbidity, and can be revised. Consideration of this graft is appropriate in selected patients.

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Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical Axillary Artery Graft Occlusion, Vascular Humans Kidney Failure, Chronic Male Middle Aged Prosthesis Failure Recurrence Renal Dialysis Renal Veins Reoperation Treatment Outcome

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