Joseph Abbott, M.D.; John Bussell, B.S.; Robert Lim, M.D.
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Establishment of a subcutaneous arteriovenous fistula between the radial artery and cephalic vein allows for chronic percutaneous hemodialysis. Although vascular insufficiency is a hazard, use of the internal fistula is becoming more popular than the external Scribner shunt because of a low prevalence of infection and occlusion. In seven hemodialysis patients with a side-to-side radial-cephalic arteriovenous fistula, digital and forearm blood flow was measured by pneumatic plethysmography. Forearm blood flow was always increased in the fistula extremity (increase in mean difference, 22 ml/min/100 ml tissue; P < 0.01), but finger blood flow was always decreased in the fistula extremity thumb
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Abbott J, Bussell J, Lim R. Peripheral Circulatory Abnormalities Due to an Arteriovenous Fistula Used for Hemodialysis.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:830. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-830_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):830.
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