Regional versus local anaesthesia for haemodialysis arteriovenous fistula formation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2107; 53: 734-742.
Published: 2nd August 2017
Authors: Cerneviciute R, Sahebally SM, Ahmed K, Murphy M, Mahmood W, Walsh SR et al.
Four RCTs with 286 participants were included. There was a significantly lower fistula failure rate in patients who had the procedure under regional anaesthesia (12/143) compared to procedures under local anaesthesia (36/143): odds ratio 0.28, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.14 to 0.57.Pubmed Link
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