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

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: 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


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.