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The influence of socioeconomic deprivation on early outcomes in vascular access surgery

Khalid, Usman, Powell-Chandler, Anna, Sabah, Tarique, Horvath, Szabolcs, Morris, Rhys J. ORCID:, Ilham, Mohamed A. and Stephens, Michael R. 2015. The influence of socioeconomic deprivation on early outcomes in vascular access surgery. The Journal of Vascular Access 16 (6) , pp. 480-485. 10.5301/jva.5000406

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Introduction Socioeconomic deprivation is an important factor in determining poor health and is associated with a higher prevalence of many chronic diseases including diabetes and renal failure, and often poorer outcomes for patients with such conditions. The influence of deprivation on outcomes following vascular access surgery has not previously been reported. Methods The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation was used to assess the influence of socioeconomic deprivation on outcomes following 507 consecutive first upper limb arteriovenous (AV) fistulas from a single institution in the United Kingdom, performed between 2011 and 2014. The primary outcome measures were early failure and maturation into a working fistula. Results Four hundred and five (80%) patients had a patent AV fistula at the 2-week follow-up clinic. Three hundred and fifty-nine (71%) patients developed a functionally mature AV fistula as determined by clinical assessment and a Doppler scan. There were no differences in either early failure rates (p = 0.95) or maturation rates (p = 0.77) between the least and most deprived groups of patients. Conclusions In conclusion, this study has shown that socioeconomic deprivation does not influence outcomes following vascular access surgery.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Wichtig Editore
ISSN: 1129-7298
Date of Acceptance: 5 April 2015
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 09:33

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