Prediction of vascular access stenosis: Blood temperature monitoring with the Twister versus static intra-access pressure ratio

Yoo Jin Choi, Young-Ki Lee, Hayne Cho Park, Eun Yi Kim, Ajin Cho, Chaehoon Han, Sun Ryoung Choi, Hanmyun Kim, Eun-Jung Kim, Jong-Woo Yoon, Jung-Woo Noh, Micah Chan
2018 PLoS ONE  
The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guidelines recommend intraaccess flow (Qa) measurement as the preferred vascular access surveillance method over static intra-access pressure ratio (SIAPR). Recently, it has become possible to perform Qa measurement during hemodialysis using thermodilution method called blood temperature monitoring (BTM) with the Twister device. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between Qa by BTM and SIAPR and to compare the
more » ... mpare the performance of two tests in prediction of vascular access stenosis.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0204630 fatcat:tivpcng6b5b53cxhnkq6bsyasa