Posting this on behalf of Amanda Walker in Melbourne!
I am interested to hear of experience of ANZPNA with AV fistulas in our patient population
Can each Unit please let me know of your experience during the past 3-5 yrs?
We have used AVF very infrequently and had difficulties with failure to mature/ thrombosis whilst we have very few infections with our CVL’s.
-Patient selection for AVF vs CVL,
-Post op care and surveillance,
-Strategies to improve maturation successfully used
-Which team performs the surgery ?vascular ?plastics ?adult renal ?other
-What is the success rate for reliable use?
-Monitoring strategies ?routine U/s vs indication
-Complication management – thrombosis Infection, rupture – who is responsible for management?
-Perceived long term benefits and risks
-Management after successful transplantation
-Long term consequences of paed AVF vs CVL – anyone aware of issues when our patients transition to adult services?