Buttonhole Cannulation Does NOT Raise Infection Risk—at Satellite
AVF infection rates were examined among 162 patients from 1990 through 2012, which represents a changeover from rope ladder cannulation (1990-1998) to the Buttonhole technique (1998 onward). The difference in infection rates between the two techniques was not significant. Recurrence of AVF-infection was found only during time 2.
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