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

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.

Pubmed Link