19 August 2020
Vol 12, Issue 557

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ONLINE COVER Putting Fistulae on the RADAR. This simulation shows the spatial distribution of pressure in rat arteriovenous fistulae. Arteriovenous fistulae are created for hemodialysis access. Bai et al. showed that artery-to-vein fistulae created using radial artery deviation and reimplantation (RADAR) improved vessel maturity and long-term patency as compared to traditional vein-to-artery-oriented fistulae. Testing in rodent models and patients with chronic kidney disease confirmed that the RADAR technique improved hemodynamics and reduced reintervention rates. [CREDIT: BAI ET AL./SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE]