Table 2.

Survival of upper arm accesses

Transposed Brachiobasilic FistulaBrachiocephalic FistulaArteriovenous GraftP
N patients67322289
Primary access failure18%38%a15%<0.001
Median cumulative survival, days (including primary failure)9943864010.17
Median cumulative survival, days (excluding primary failure)14941254595a<0.001
  • a Indicates which group differs from the other 2 groups.

  • Primary failure, inability to use a new access reproducibly for dialysis.

    Cumulative survival, time from access placement to permanent access failure.