This analysis of administrative data estimated the risk of fistula non-use in predialysis patients with a fistula. Eighty-one percent of patients initiated dialysis; 9% of patients died without receiving dialysis, and 10% of patients remained predialysis. These results suggest that a fistula is used in the majority of patients in whom it is created.
- Outcomes of Elderly Patients after Predialysis Vascular Access Creation
- The Effect of Predialysis Fistula Attempt on Risk of All-Cause and Access-Related Death
- Peritoneal dialysis catheter implantation by nephrologists is associated with higher rates of peritoneal dialysis utilization: a population-based study