F. BRUNNNER; ALEX KRNETA
To the editor: In their report, "A Radial Steal Syndrome with Arteriovenous Fistula for Hemodialysis" Ann Intern Med 75:387-394, 1971), J. A. Bussell, J. A. Abbott, and R. C. Lim put forward the hypothesis that steal of radial bloodflow to the fingers is a common occurrence and may be disabling in patients with side-to-side radial-cephalic arteriovenous anastomosis for chronic hemodialysis. The evidence from their very elaborate studies looks convincing, and their proposal to create preferentially end-to-side arteriovenous fistulas appears logical. Nevertheless, we should like to propose a different therapeutic approach that relies on the tenuous ground of a single observation.
F. BRUNNNER, ALEX KRNETA. Side-to-Side for "Steal"?. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:325–326. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-325
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):325-326.
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