LINC 2021: Comparison of Surgical and Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistulae

Dr Robert Shahverdyan (Asklepios Clinic Barmbe, Hamburg, DE) discusses the results of a study comparing surgical AV access fistula creation vs. pAVF creation.
1. What was the rationale for this study?
2. Can you tell us about the learning curve for the technology used in this study?
3. What was the design of the study? How many patients were studied and who was eligible?
4. What are the key results?
5. What conclusions can be made as a result of this study?
6. What are the 'take-home' messages?
7. What are the next steps?
Recorded remotely from Hamburg, 2021. 
Editor: Mirjam Boros
Recording Editor: Tom Green