Is routine Preoperative ultrasonographic mapping for arteriovenous fistula creation necessary in patients with favorable physical examination findings? Results of a randomized controlled trial

Nursal T., Oguzkurt L., Tercan F., Torer N., Noyan T., Karakayali H., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.30, no.6, pp.1100-1107, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00268-005-0586-8
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1100-1107


Introduction: Preoperative ultrasonographic mapping (PUSM) is widely used for arteriovenous fistula creation in end-stage renal disease patients, and some authors even advocate that it be used routinely. To date, however, there are no prospective randomized data to support this suggestion.