Arteriovenous fistula

What is Arteriovenous fistula?

An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection or passageway between an artery and a vein. It may be congenital, surgically created for hemodialysis treatments, or acquired due to pathologic process, such as trauma or erosion of an arterial aneurysm.

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A patient's blood culture result showed Clostridium hastiforme. The pateint is a dialysis patient. he has a good functioning AV fistula for...

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First of all,what is the reason for ordering blood culture when patient is not having fever. If you rule out contamination of sample, you can treat...

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I have been hearing a gurgling, (like the sound water makes in a homes plumbing as it rushes along the pipes, especially when it might have air in...

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Thanks for posting your query.
The like sounds are a common experience of almost everybody who are a bit watchful, it is normal if you can...

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What is involved in the surgical sprocedure to prepare for dialysis.....something about merging a vein and an artery? Sounds strange....

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Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

To perform a planned dialysis creation of an Arterio Venous Fistula by surgical procedure is...

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