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Arteriovenous Fistula Creation Using the Optiflow Vascular Anastomosis Device: A First in Man Pilot Study


Address correspondence to: Prabir Roy-Chaudhury MD, PhD, FASN, Division of Nephrology, University of Cincinnati, MSB 6009, 231, Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati OH, 45267-0585, Tel.: (513) 558-4006, Fax: (513) 558-4309, or e-mail:


Although arteriovenous fistulae are the preferred form of dialysis vascular access they continue to have significant problems with maturation failure. The Optiflow device is a sutureless anastomotic conduit which could potentially reduce surgical time and also standardize the surgical procedure. We report herein on the “First in Man” experience with the Optiflow device.