Hemodialysis Fistual Maturation Consortium Study

The goal of the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Consortium (HFMC) is to better understand the predictors and causes of Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) maturation and failure. AVF is by far the best way to access the blood circulation for dialysis.  To accomplish this, the HFMC has designed a prospective cohort study to observe 600 people in whom a native AVF has been created. This study will identify predictors of clinical and physiological AVF maturation outcomes through standardized collection of data.  The major domains to be studied are 1) Vascular Anatomy, of the vasculature before and after AVF creation; 2) Vascular Biology, characterized by functional, structural, and molecular characteristics of the vasculature around the time of fistula creation; 3) Clinical Patient-level Attributes that may independently predict AVF outcomes, and potentially modify the association of vascular anatomic and biological factors with AVF outcomes; 4) Pro...

July 27, 2010
Kidney/Dialysis - Other
Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD
First Hill Campus

Inclusion Criteria:
• 18 years or older
• Planning to have surgery for making an AV fistula
• On chronic dialysis, or will be after fistula surgery

There are no exclusion criteria for this study.

Katy Boreson