This analysis of the US Renal Data System identifies differing frequencies and mortality rates associated with the use of arteriovenous fistulas at first hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease.
This retrospective analysis assesses national trends in initial hemodialysis access among patients with ESRD with respect to race/ethnicity stratified by comorbid disease, nephrology care, and medical insurance within the United States Renal Data System. See the Invited Commentary by Peterson and Corriere.
This retrospective cohort study reported that current practice guidelines recommending 50% or greater arteriovenous fistula rates in incident hemodialysis patients fall short. Huber provides a related invited commentary.