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Table 2 Vascular Function Tests amongst the AVF cohort

From: Role of vascular function in predicting arteriovenous fistula outcomes: an observational pilot study

Variable Overall AVF outcome P-value
Unsuccessful n = 8 Successful n = 20
PWV, mean ± SD, m/s left arm 8.4 ± 1.7 8.2 ± 2.2 8.5 ± 1.5 0.70
Peripheral arterial tonometry, mean ± SD 1.73 (0.50) 1.41 (0.24) 1.87 (0.52) 0.03
Brachial artery diameter baseline; mean ± SD mm 4.7 ± 0.8 4.5 ± 0.8 4.8 ± 0.8 0.41
Velocity time integral baseline; mean ± SD, ml 15.3 (4.9) 16.4 (6.7) 14.9 (4.1) 0.47
Brachial artery– flow baseline; mean ± SD, ml/min 191 (92) 176 (92) 197 (94) 0.60
Brachial artery diameter with reactive hyperemia; mean ± SD mm 5.1 ± 0.8 4.9 ± 0.8 5.1 ± 0.9 0.58
Velocity time integral with reactive hyperemia; mean ± SD, ml 63 (33) 80 (50) 57 (23) 0.10
Brachial artery flow, with reactive hyperemia; mean ± SD, ml/min 838 (458) 884 (408) 818 (486) 0.74
Flow Mediated Dilation; mean ± SD, % 5.7 (4.3) 7.7 (5.9) 4.9 (3.3) 0.12