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The vascular approach is a prerequisite for performing hemodialysis, but their "weak points" are different and frequent complications. Modern guidelines recommend native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) as the first choice of vascular approach because it is characterized by the longest survival and the least complications compared to other vascular appr...

By Nenad Lalović

Introduction. The aim of the study is to examine the frequence of both early and later postoperative complications of arteriovenous fistula (AVF), as well as to determine the factors associated with the patency loss of AVF. Methods. The examination included 250 patients underwent native lower-arm AVF for hemodialysis createion, after which they had...

By Nebojša Tasić, Nikola Gavrić

Arterial microcalcification is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and presents a significant predictor of both general and cardiovascularmortality. The study involved 22 patients (14 males, aged 60.5± 12.1) with chronic kidney disease (eGFR 11.9 ± 2.3 ml/min/1.73m2) undergoing their first AVF surgery. Radial artery s...

By Nenad Petković, Radoslav Gajanin, Ljubica Djukanović