This study states thta the Current scientific evidence is insufficient to determine the best vascular access for each patient. It is an unmet clinical need because vascular access dysfunction accounts for 20% to 30% of hospital admissions. Our aim was to evaluate preoperative color flow Doppler ultrasound (CDUS)-derived parameters (vein diameter and brachial artery flow and diameter) and their effect interaction with comorbidities as predictors of brachiocephalic (BC) and brachiobasilic (BB) arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation.

A prospective analysis was performed of patients who underwent BC and BB AVF as primary definitive vascular access between January 2016 and May 2017. Variables included patients’ demographics, comorbidities, medication, preoperative blood pressure, and CDUS-derived parameters. Outcomes were patency 48 hours after surgery and fistula maturation at 6 and 12 weeks. Nonparametric descriptive and univariate statistics were used. Logistic regression models and receiver operating characteristic curve analyses were performed.

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