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Letters Arteriovenous fistulas

Authors’ reply to Corbett and colleagues

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 02 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7252
  1. James Gilbert, consultant transplant and vascular access surgeon1,
  2. Abul Siddiky, specialty registrar in transplant and general surgery2
  1. 1Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford OX3 7LE, UK
  2. 2CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  1. James.Gilbert{at}

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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