Principal Investigator: Benjamin Brooke
Keywords: dialysis , surgery , Arteriovenous fistula , brachio-basilic fistula Department: Vascular Surgery
IRB Number: 00130030
Specialty: Nephrology and Hypertension, Vascular Surgery, Surgery, General
Sub Specialties: Dialysis,
Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Contact Information

Maria Maloney
maria.maloney@hsc.utah.edu
8015853663

Simple Summary

For research study is designed for Vascular Surgery patients who need upper arm brachial-basilic arteriovenous fistula (BBAVF) surgery. The University of Utah, Vascular Surgery Division in Salt Lake City, Utah is conducting a pilot research study for these patients. To learn more about this study, please contact Maria at 801-585-3663 email: maria.maloney@hsc.utah.edu Principal Investigator is Benjamin S. Brooke, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Vascular Surgery Division in the Department of Surgery

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria (all must be present for inclusion):

1. Age ≥ 18 years;

2. ESRD receiving hemodialysis (central venous catheter, CVC) in need for new hemodialysis access;

3. Candidate for one-stage and two-stage BVT procedure as judged by the enrolling investigator;

4. Greater than 3 mm diameter of upper arm basilic vein on venous duplex scan;

5. Life expectancy ≥ 12 months;

6. Anticipated ability to comply with study procedures; and

7. Agrees and signs consent to participate in the study

 

Exclusion Criteria

Exclusion criteria (none of these can be met for inclusion):

1. Life expectancy < 12 months;

2. Brachial artery stenosis or occlusion;

3. A documented hypercoagulable state (defined as a known blood disorder associated

with venous or arterial thrombosis);

4. Current immunosuppressive medication, chemotherapy or radiation

therapy;

5. Pregnancy or lactation; and

6. Inability or refusal to provide informed consent

Participant Reimbursement

Patients get up to $150.00 with $50.00 gift card after each research visit. Expect 3 visits (baseline in person, 6 months and 1 year after AVF procedure may be done by phone call). Visits may last 2 hours.