Effect of regional versus local anaesthesia on outcome after arteriovenous fistula creation: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2016; 388: 1067–1074.

Published: 9th November 2016

Authors: Aitken E, Jackson A, Kearns R, Steven M, Kinsella J, Clancy M et al.


There were 126 procedures. Primary patency at three months was improved in patients that had the procedure under brachial plexus block, rather than local anaesthesia alone: 84 versus 62 per cent, P=0.005.

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