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Table 2 Relevant DAP information in patients undergoing hemodialysis

From: Direct arterial puncture for hemodialysis, a neglected but simple and valuable vascular access

Items All(n=38)
DAP for permanent hemodialysis access, n (%) 35(92.1)
DAP duration, days 1428(141, 2950)
Location of DAP, n (%)
 Radial artery 24(63.2)
 Brachial artery 7(18.4)
 Arteriovenous anastomosis 6(15.8)
 Femoral artery 1(2.6)
 Previous vascular aceess before DAP, Minimum~Maximum 2~7
Reasons, n (%)
 Consideration for the cost and of AVF creation or maintenance 19(50)
 Poor condition of cardiac function or vascular 15(39.5)
 Others 6(15.8)
The time-to-hemostasis compression after needle withdrawal, n (%)
 0.5-1h 16(42.1)
 1-2h 5(13.2)
 2-4h 9(23.7)
 4-6h 8(21.1)
 Complications, n (%) 25(65.8)
 Infiltration 12(31.6)
 Hematoma 3(7.9)
 Aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm 16(42.1)
 Arteriosclerosis 1(2.6)
 Infection 3(7.9)
 NRS score, n (%)
 1-3 29(76.3)
 4-6 9(23.7)
  1. DAP Direct arterial puncture; AVF Arteriovenous Fistula; NRS Numeric Rating Scales