bridge graft


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bridge graft

[′brij ‚graft]
(botany)
A plant graft in which each of several scions is grafted in two positions on the stock, one above and the other below an injury.
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It is intended for the creation of a bridge graft for vascular access subsequent to at least one previously failed prosthetic access graft.
The average patency rate of a dialysis bridge graft is 41%-75%; an arteriovenous fistula that's used for access has a slightly better patency rate.
Irvine, California - markets the ProCol[R] Vascular Bioprosthesis for the creation of a bridge graft in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring vascular access for dialysis in the US and develops different types of biological devices.
The US division of the company markets the ProCol([R]) Vascular Bioprosthesis for the creation of a bridge graft in patients requiring vascular access and the PeriPro[TM] Pericardial Patch for use in cardiovascular surgery.
The Company's ProCol(R) Vascular Bioprosthesis has received FDA approval for the creation of a bridge graft in patients requiring vascular access.
If a fistula does not develop into a usable access, (up to 30% of all cases) or if an existing fistula fails, a prosthetic bridge graft, usually made from ePTFE, is often implanted to provide the placement site for the dialysis needles.
In cases where a fistula does not develop into a usable access (up to 30% of all cases), or where a fistula has already failed, a prosthetic bridge graft is frequently implanted.