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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

Heparin-bonded versus standard polytetrafluoroethylene arteriovenous grafts: A Bayesian perspective on a randomized controlled trial for comparative effectiveness. Surgery 2020; 168: 1066-1074.

Published: 19th March 2021

Authors: Nissen AP, Sandhu HK, Perlick AP, Martin GH, Miller CC, Charlton-Ouw KM et al.


This trial was stopped for futility after interim analysis that included 105 patients. One year primary patency was similar for the heparin-bonded (34.9 per cent) and standard grafts (32.7 per cent).

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