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Table 2 Distribution of vascular accesses in use.

From: An experience of vascular access for hemodialysis in Brazil

Type of vascular access Number %
Arteriovenous fistula Native 148 82.2
  PTFE 05 2.8
Catheter Short-term* 10 5.5
  Long-term** 17 9.4
Total 180 100
  1. %: percentage.
  2. * Five patients with maturing fistula.
  3. ** One patient with maturing fistula.
  4. PTFE: polytetrafluoroethylene.