Predictors of patency after angioplasty in dysfunctional haemodialysis fistulae
Predictors of patency after angioplasty in dysfunctional haemodialysis fistulae
Document number : 118881
Created by: Brendon Neuen, 2013-01-22
Last revised by: Brendon Neuen, 2013-10-19
Document created in: James Cook University

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Summary

Abstract for the general public

Functional vascular access is the lifeline for patients requiring haemodialysis. Two common problems that occur with fistulae are narrowing of the blood vessel/s (stenosis), and blood clots blocking the blood flow (thrombosis). The treatment for stenosis involves opening up the vessel with a balloon - this is called percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. However stenosis commonly reoccurs.

This study aims to look at data from Cairns Base Hospital and The Townsville hospital renal units to identify predictors of restenosis after angioplasty of dysfunctional arteriovenous fistulae.

Information for classification purposes

Date commenced

2012-03-01

Date completed

2013-09-18

Advisors, co-workers, project organisation and funding

Tutor

Ronny Gunnarsson
Docent, James Cook University Australia and R&D unit for primary health care Sodra Alvsborg County Sweden

Ethics and other project databases

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is given by a HREC

Predictors of patency after angioplasty in dysfunctional haemodialysis fistulae, from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/118881