Directly from Romania: Leukocyte Glucose Index, Arteriovenous Fistula Failure Linked in ESKD

For patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), a high preoperative leukocyte glucose index (LGI) is associated with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure, according to a study published online April 1 in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.

Adrian Vasile Muresan, Ph.D., from the George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Targu Mures in Romania, and colleagues examined the impact of LGI on long-term primary patency of AVF following initiation of dialysis in 158 patients with ESKD. AVF failure, defined as the impossibility of performing chronic dialysis due to severe restenosis or AVF thrombosis, was examined as the primary end point.

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