Basilic vein transposition versus biosynthetic prosthesis as vascular access for hemodialysis. J Vasc Surg 2011; 54: 1713–1719.

Published: 4th April 2012

Authors: Morosetti M, Cipriani S, Dominijanni S, Pisani G, Frattarelli D, Bruno F et al.


A total of 57 patients were included. Prosthetic fistulas were easier to construct, had shorter hospital stay and quicker time to first use for dialysis. However, late adverse events were more common for prosthetic grafts, and primary patency was superior for vein transposition.

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