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Far-infrared irradiation can improve blood flow and patency of arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients

Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology volume 3, pages 422423 (2007) | Download Citation

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The synopsis was written by Chloë Harman, Associate Editor, Nature Clinical Practice.

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  1. S Ohira is a Vascular Surgeon and the Medical Director of Sapporo Kita Clinic, Sapporo, Japan.

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