The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and performance of the Venous Window Needle Guide (Study device). We hope to find out what effects, good and/or bad, the study device has on you and your ability to dialyze.
Patients who have a dialysis fistula in one of their arms, which cannot be accessed for dialysis, are eligible for this study.
Patients will undergo physical examination, blood tests, and confirmation that the fistula cannot be accessed. They will then undergo the procedure to implant the Venous Window Needle Guide. After hospital discharge, patients will return for four follow-up clinic visits ranging from 3 weeks after the procedure to six months after the procedure.
Patients will be in this study for approximately six months.
Please contact Tiffany Whitaker, R.N., at (217) 545-2531 or email:email@example.com
Doug Hood, MD