Hemodialysis is a lifesaving procedure, but it has its own share of difficult complications and side effects. One is steal syndrome, a poorly understood phenomenon associated with the creation of a fistula for hemodialysis access. Find out how we’re investigating this syndrome with a clinical study to evaluate dialysis patient hand function, circulation and neuromuscular physiology before and after fistula creation.
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The department of surgery held its 11th annual Research Day on April 15. Dr. Richard H. Turnage, executive associate dean for clinical sciences and professor and chairman for the department of surgery at University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, was the Lester R. Dragstedt Visiting Professor for this event. Find out about this year’s winners.