Table 2.

Frequency of interventions before successful AVF use (assisted maturation) in published studies

ReferencePatient SourcePercent of Patients with Assisted AVF Maturation
Falk (48)Access ambulatory center58%
Lee et al. (18)Two academic centers44%
Harms et al. (16)One academic center50%
Allon et al. (8)Seven academic centers (HFM Study)27%
Lee et al. (17)US Renal Data System42%
  • AVF, arteriovenous fistula; HFM, Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation.