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The role of shear stress in arteriovenous fistula maturation and failure: a systematic review
journal contributionposted on 2022-08-19, 08:42 authored by Leonard D. Browne, Khalid Bashar, PHILIP GRIFFINPHILIP GRIFFIN, Eamon G. Kavanagh, Stewart R. Walsh, Michael T. Walsh
Non-maturation and post-maturation venous stenosis are the primary causes of failure within arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs). Although the exact mechanisms triggering failure remain unclear, abnormal hemodynamic profiles are thought to mediate vascular remodelling and can adversely impact on fistula patency.