Association of hemodialysis central venous catheter use with ipsilateral arteriovenous vascular access survival
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
Central Venous Catheters
The primary failure rate of fistulas and grafts is not affected by the presence of an ipsilateral catheter. However, cumulative access survival is inferior in patients with prior ipsilateral catheters. Avoidance of ipsilateral catheters may improve long-term vascular access survival.