Angiology: Open Access

Angiology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9495

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Nahal E

Department of Medicine and Surgery, Vascular Surgery Unit, School of Medicine,University of Insubria, 21100 Varese, Italy

  • Research Article   
    Prosthetic Vascular Access Creation: Learning Curve Analysis
    Author(s): Franchin M*, Tozzi M, Mozzetta G, Cervarolo MC, Nahal E, Carcano G and Piffaretti G*

    Aim: In the present study, we analysed the learning curve of prosthetic vascular access creation. Materials and methods: The first 50 consecutive prosthetic vascular access created by a single experienced vascular surgeon was included in this study. Primary outcomes were operative time, intervention-free access survival and functional access survival. Additional outcomes were complications of the intervention. We used the cumulative sum technique to assess the learning curve. Results: The analysis of the learning curve obtained with cumulative sum technique on operative time, interventionfree survival and functional access survival permitted to define three phases: learning (first 25 patients), expertise (following 15 patients).. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-9495.19.7.230

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