The international surgical journal with global reach

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

Drug-coated balloons for dysfunctional dialysis arteriovenous fistulas. N Engl J Med 2020; 383: 733-742.

Published: 15th October 2020

Authors: Lookstein RA, Haruguchi H, Ouriel K, Weidenberg I, Lei L, Cihlar S et al.


Primary patency of the target lesion after six months was higher after drug-coated (82.2 percent), than standard balloon angioplasty (59.5 per cent, P<0.001) in this study that included 330 procedures.

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