Authors’ reply to Corbett and colleaguesBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7252 (Published 02 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7252
- James Gilbert, consultant transplant and vascular access surgeon1,
- Abul Siddiky, specialty registrar in transplant and general surgery2
- 1Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford OX3 7LE, UK
- 2CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
We appreciate Corbett and colleagues’ response to our article.1 2 Our brief was to provide an overview of arteriovenous access, with a focus on simple autologous vein fistulas rather than on tertiary access or complex access in the presence of central vein disease.
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