Nosratollah Nezakatgoo

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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  • Keith K Lau, Deborah P Jones, Osama Gaber, Nosratollah Nezakatgoo
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    ABSTRACT: Although arterio-venous fistulae (AVF) are currently considered to be the first choice of permanent vascular access for hemodialysis, there are some patients who are not candidates for fistulae and synthetic grafts provide other options. The Thoratec (Vectra) polyurethane vascular access graft is a new prosthetic graft that may be cannulated within days of insertion due to "self-sealing" properties. However, a tendency for kinking at the suture site due to the strong elasticity of this graft, leading to undesirable complications such as thrombosis, have been reported. We describe a surgical modification of the anastomosis by interposing a segment of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft (ePTFE, Venaflo) between the native vessels and the polyurethane graft sections in a pediatric patient. This modification may overcome the kinking complication associated with use of the polyurethane graft and the resulting thrombosis.
    Hemodialysis International 04/2007; 11(2):190-2. · 1.44 Impact Factor

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5 Citations
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  • 2007
    • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
      Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    • University of California, Davis
      • Department of Pediatrics
      Davis, CA, United States