Stent graft versus balloon angioplasty for failing dialysis-access grafts. N Engl J Med 2010; 362: 494-503.

Published: 1st January 2010

Authors: Haskal ZJ, Trerotola S, Dolmatch B, Schuman E, Altman S, Mietling S et al. et al.


Some 190 failing prosthetic dialysis grafts were included. Routine use of a stent improved the patency of the treated segment after six months (51 vs. 23 per cent, P<0.001), and also overall fistula patency (38 vs. 20 per cent, P=0.008).

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