Resolved: Fistulas are preferred to grafts as initial vascular access for dialysis

Academic Article


  • There is growing concern that the Fistula First Initiative, KDOQI guidelines, and subsequent pressure from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services lack reasonableness regarding likely success for fistula maturation in a heterogeneous, new-onset dialysis population. Here the various positions are examined from multiple perspectives. Copyright © 2008 by the American Society of Nephrology.
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    Author List

  • Besarab A; Allon M; Robbin ML
  • Start Page

  • 1629
  • End Page

  • 1633
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 9