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Vol. 85, No. 1, 2000
Issue release date: May 2000
Section title: Original Paper
Nephron 2000;85:50–53
(DOI:10.1159/000045629)

Dimensions of Arteriovenous Fistulas in Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Hadimeri H.a · Hadimeri U.c · Attman P.-O.a · Nyberg G.b
aDepartment of Nephrology and bTransplant Unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, and cDepartment of Radiology, Höglandssjukhuset, Eksjö, Sweden

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: April 21, 2000
Issue release date: May 2000

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1660-8151 (Print)
eISSN: 2235-3186 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NEF

Abstract

Background/Aim: Aneurysms are known manifestations of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). We investigated whether the dimensions of arteriovenous fistulas created for performance of haemodialysis were affected by the original disease. Methods: The lumen diameter of the fistula was studied by ultrasound in 19 patients with ADPKD and in 19 control patients. The patients’ sex, age, the duration of their fistulas, haemoglobin values and blood pressure levels were similar in both groups. The monitoring was performed along the forearm part of the vein, and the maximal diameter was measured. The diameters at the two needle insertion sites were also measured. Results: The ADPKD patients had a significantly higher fistula diameter than the control patients: 12 (range 8–19) mm versus 8 (range 6–24) mm at the widest level (p = 0.003). There were no significant differences in the diameters at the needle insertion sites. Conclusion: The receiving veins of arteriovenous fistulas in patients with ADPKD have an abnormality that causes a greater than normal dilatation in response to the arterialization. We postulate that this phenomenon is linked with the increased prevalence of aneurysms in ADPKD.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: April 21, 2000
Issue release date: May 2000

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1660-8151 (Print)
eISSN: 2235-3186 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NEF


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