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Hemodialysis Vascular Access: Rising Costs as a Surrogate Marker for Patency and Function of Arteriovenous Fistulas.

by Abramowitz, Steven D.
Citation: Annals of Vascular Surgery. 38:136-143, 2017 Jan.Journal: Annals of vascular surgery.Published: 2017ISSN: 0890-5096.Full author list: Feldman ZM; Liu LB; Abramowitz SD; Faries PL; Marin ML; Schanzer HR; Teodorescu VJ.UI/PMID: 27546853.Subject(s): Aged | Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical/ae [Adverse Effects] | *Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical/ec [Economics] | Cost Control | Cost-Benefit Analysis | Female | Graft Occlusion, Vascular/ec [Economics] | Graft Occlusion, Vascular/et [Etiology] | Graft Occlusion, Vascular/th [Therapy] | *Hospital Costs | Humans | Kidney Failure, Chronic/di [Diagnosis] | *Kidney Failure, Chronic/ec [Economics] | *Kidney Failure, Chronic/th [Therapy] | Male | Middle Aged | New York City | Registries | *Renal Dialysis/ec [Economics] | Retreatment/ec [Economics] | Retrospective Studies | Time Factors | Treatment Outcome | *Vascular PatencyInstitution(s): MedStar Washington Hospital CenterDepartment(s): Surgery/Vascular SurgeryActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Ann Vasc Surg. 38:136-143, 2017 Jan.Local Holdings: Available online from MWHC library: 1995 - present, Available in print through MWHC library:1999-2007.Abstract: BACKGROUND: Establishment and maintenance of vascular access for hemodialysis is life-sustaining for patients needing renal-replacement therapy. Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred type of access, but the costs associated with creation and maintenance are poorly characterized, especially with respect to patient characteristics.Abstract: METHODS: A prospectively maintained registry has been established at The Mount Sinai Hospital for patients undergoing access procedures since 2007. We studied 163 patients undergoing successfully placed and cannulated AVFs as their first permanent ipsilateral access and for whom 3-year follow-up was available, including 18 patients with failed contralateral AVFs. Records were analyzed for institutional inpatient and outpatient procedures related to access maturation, imaging, catheter-related procedures, and revisions. We determined hospital costs for 3 AVF locations, assessing the contribution of various factors to variation in costs and patency.Abstract: RESULTS: The median first-year cost of patent AVFs was Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Hemodialysis access maintenance contributes significantly to the healthcare burden of renal disease. Our data suggest that particular patient characteristics factor into patency and costs. Short-term mounting costs associated with AVF maintenance may portend poor long-term patency. Rising healthcare costs cannot be easily controlled without understanding the clinical factors driving them.Abstract: Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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