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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 randomized controlled trial of drug-coated balloon angioplasty in venous anastomotic stenosis of dialysis arteriovenous grafts. J Vasc Surg 2020; 71: 1994-2003.

Published: 17th November 2020

Authors: Liao M-T, Lee C-P, Lin T-T, Jong C-B, Chen T-Y, Lin L et al.


In this study that included 44 procedures, compared with standard balloons, use of drug-coated balloons improved six-month target lesion primary patency from 9 to 41 per cent (P=0.006). By one year there were no significant differences between the groups.

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