Early cannulation of native arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis. Case reports and literature review
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vascular access, arteriovenous fistula, maturation, cannulation, renal insufficiency, ultrasound.

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Villanueva Bendek I, Ruiz Martinez M, Vélez-Verbel M. Early cannulation of native arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis. Case reports and literature review. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2020 Jul. 9 [cited 2021 Dec. 3];7(1):135-42. Available from: https://www.revistanefrologia.org/index.php/rcn/article/view/331


The native arteriovenous fistula (nAVF) is the ideal access in patients in hemodialysis, however, traditionally requires a period of maturation from its surgical construction that usually takes more than 8 weeks, exposing patients to a longer time with catheters; In this article, we describe 4 cases of early cannulation (<3 weeks) based on nursing staff expertise and ultrasound criteria. Keywords: vascular access, arteriovenous fistula, maturation, cannulation, renal insufficiency, ultrasound.

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