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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 487
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Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Iran

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Salimi J, Razeghi E, Karjalian H, Meysamie A, Dahhaz M, Dadmehr M. Authors' reply. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2009;20:487

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Salimi J, Razeghi E, Karjalian H, Meysamie A, Dahhaz M, Dadmehr M. Authors' reply. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Nov 27];20:487. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2009/20/3/487/50790
Dear Editor,

We thank Hamidian et al for their careful attention to our paper.

We would like to respond to their clarifi­cations. Our purpose of the study was to eva­luate recirculation even after we had performed color doppler ultrasound for the detection of inflow arterial stenosis and vascular access flow. Any patient with arterial stenosis was therefore already excluded from this study. The mean vascular flow and recirculation rates were 1762.18 ± 1065 mL and 8.7%, respectively. The venous needle was inserted approximately or more than 5 cm proximal to the arterial needle and the mean distance between the two needles was 5.88 ± 0.90 cm. The patients were followed for a minimum of 6 months. In the conclusion of the study, 80.4% of the patients had access recirculation < 15% during the follow up. Vascular access age was defined as the du­ration of usage from vascular access creation during the study period; the same access was used for the patients and none was dialyzed through catheter. This prospective pilot study has several limitations including lack of a con­trol group and our inability to calculate the sensitivity and specificity of this technique.

As mentioned in the discussion of our article, the size of the study population is small and the patients were studied only once. A larger study population with repeated measurements and confirmation of access stenosis by angio­graphy would help us validating the urea based method in our patients with the unavailability of dilution methods at our center.

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Javad Salimi
Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran
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