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A single treatment, using Far Infrared light improves blood flow conditions in arteriovenous fistula
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Skaraborg Hospital, Sweden.
Umeå University, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation, ISSN 1386-0291, E-ISSN 1875-8622, Vol. 66, no 3, 211-217 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: A native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is recommended for angio access in patients on chronic hemodialysis (HD). Fistula patency has been improved by exposure to Far Infrared light (FIR). OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a single FIR treatment could alter blood velocity, AVF diameter or inflammatory markers. METHODS: Thirty patients with a native AVF in the forearm were included. Each patient was his/her own control. Ultrasound (US) examinations were performed before and after a single FIR treatment. RESULTS: A single FIR treatment resulted in a significant increase in blood velocity over the AV fistula from a mean of 2.1 +/- 1.0 m/s to 2.3 +/- 1.0 m/s (p = 0.02). The diameter of the arterialized vein became wider; 0,72 cm +/- 0.02 to 0,80 cm +/- 0.02, (p = 0.006). The increase in fistula blood velocity correlated positively with base line serum-urate p = 0.004) and the increase in venous diameter with the base line plasma orosomucoid concentration (p = 0.005). CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that a single FIR treatment significantly increased AVF blood velocity and vein diameter. Thus, one FIR treatment can help maturation of AVF in the early postoperative course.

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IOS PRESS , 2017. Vol. 66, no 3, 211-217 p.
Keyword [en]
Ultrasound; vascular access; Far Infrared therapy; hemodialysis
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Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-139673DOI: 10.3233/CH-170254ISI: 000404475300004PubMedID: 28527196OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-139673DiVA: diva2:1133527
Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2017-08-16

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