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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

A prospective randomized study of stent graft placement after balloon angioplasty versus balloon angioplasty alone for the treatment of hemodialysis patients with prosthetic graft outflow stenosis. J Vasc Surg 2018; 68: 546–553.

Published: 27th February 2019

Authors: Yang H-T, Yu S-Y, Su T-W, Kao T-C, Hsieh H-C, Ko P-J et al.


Routine placement of a stent after angioplasty in this study that included 98 patients with a prosthetic fistula reduced the rate of restenosis at six months from 72 to 29 per cent, P<0.0001, and improved mean primary patency from 151 to 380 days, P<0.0001.

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