WavelinQ created arteriovenous fistulas versus surgical radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas? A single-centre observational study.

Inston, Nicholas, Khawaja, Aurangzaib, Tullett, Karen and Jones, Robert (2020) WavelinQ created arteriovenous fistulas versus surgical radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas? A single-centre observational study. The journal of vascular access, 21 (5). pp. 646-651. ISSN 1724-6032.

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Abstract

PURPOSE

Devices to permit percutaneous endovascular arteriovenous fistula formation have recently been introduced into clinical practice with promising initial evidence. As guidelines support a distal fistula first policy, the question of whether an endovascular arteriovenous fistula should be performed as an initial option is introduced. The aims of this study were to compare a matched cohort of endovascular arteriovenous fistula with surgical radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Using data from a prospectively collected database over a 3-year period, a matched comparative analysis was performed.

RESULTS

WavelinQ arteriovenous fistulas (group W,  = 30) were compared with radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (group RC;  = 40). Procedural success was high with 96.7% for group W and 92.6% for group RC. Primary patency at 6 and 12 months was greater in group W (65.5% 6mo and 56.5% 12mo) compared to group RC (53.4% 6mo and 44% 12mo) ( = 0.69 and 0.63). Mean primary patency was significantly lower for RC (235 ± 210 days) vs W (362 ± 240 days) ( < 0.05). Secondary patency for group W was 75.8% and 69.5% at 6 and 12 months, respectively. Secondary patency for RC was lower at 66.7% and 57.6% at 6 and 12 months, respectively.

CONCLUSION

Outcomes of WavelinQ arteriovenous fistulas in this series are similar to published results. When compared to a contemporaneously created group of surgical fistulas, WavelinQ demonstrated superior outcomes. These data would support that WavelinQ endovascular arteriovenous fistulas may be considered as a first option in the access pathway particularly if vessels at the wrist are absent or less than ideal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WJ Urogenital system. Urology
WN Medical imaging. Radiology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Vascular
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 14:46
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 14:46
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3530

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