Prosthetic artero-venuous fistula: the nursing focus
Le fistole artero-venose protesiche: focus infermieristici
Prosthetic Artero-Venus fistula (PAV, also known as AVG) is a biocompatible synthetic device that connects arterial
and venous segments creating an optimal vascular access for hemodialysis. New biocompatible materials
withstanding barotrauma and repeated cannulations during dialysis sessions, fuel the discussion regarding the
use of Prosthetic Artero-Venus fistula in patients on maintenance dialysis. The aim of this brief article is to provide
health care professionals with a practical manual about how to manage this type of vascular access in daily care.
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