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Preoperative patient-specific flow predictions to improve arteriovenous fistula maturation (Shunt Simulation Study): a randomised controlled trial. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2020; 60: 98-106.

Published: 9th February 2021

Authors: Zonnebeld N, Tordoir JHM, van Loon MM, de Smet AA, Huisman LC, Cuypers PW et al.


This study explored whether postoperative fistula blood flow could be predicted from a detailed evaluation including physical tests and ultrasound imaging in 236 patients. Postoperative flow and fistula maturation rates were similar in the simulation and control groups.

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