Aggrenox Prevention of Access Stenosis
Effect of Dipyridamole Plus Aspirin on Hemodialysis Graft Patency
  • Phase

    Phase 3
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Study Participants

The objective of the study is to determine whether Aggrenox (Boehringer-Ingelheim) prolongs primary unassisted patency in newly created arteriovenous grafts. This record previously included information for both the GRAFT and FISTULA trials.
Study Started
Jan 01
Primary Completion
Jan 31
Study Completion
Jan 31
Last Update
Sep 19

Drug Aggrenox

  • Other names: Dipyridamole plus aspirin

Drug Placebo

Aggrenox Experimental

Placebo Placebo Comparator


Inclusion criteria:

Age 18-21 depending on state regulations
Life expectancy of at least six months
Chronic renal failure with anticipated start of hemodialysis within six months of enrollment, or current dialysis dependence
A new or planned arteriovenous (AV) graft placed in any location for the purpose of hemodialysis. (Any type of graft material and any configuration of the access is acceptable).
The patient is expected to stay at a participating dialysis facility for at least 6 months.
The patient's physician(s) will allow the patient to participate.
Ability to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

Women must not be pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to be pregnant during the course of the study.
The presence of ongoing bleeding.
The presence of a known bleeding disorder (e.g., hemophilia or von Willebrand's disease).
Recent bleeding episode requiring transfusion within 12 weeks of entry.
The presence of acute ulcer disease. Acute ulcer disease is defined as a new diagnosis of peptic disease including esophagitis, gastritis, or ulcer or the initiation of treatment with proton pump inhibitors, H2 blockers or therapy for Helicobacter pylori within three months prior to obtaining consent.
Known allergy or adverse reaction to Aggrenox or any of its study components (dipyridamole and aspirin).
Required use of warfarin, dipyridamole, non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs or other antiplatelet agents other than aspirin.
Current uncontrolled hypertension with systolic blood pressure in excess of 200 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure in excess of 115 mm Hg.
Baseline platelet count less than 75,000/mm3.
Known advanced liver disease with decompensated cirrhosis, jaundice, ascites or bleeding varices.
Current problem with substance abuse.
Concurrent participation in another medical intervention trial.
Anticipated non-compliance with medical care based on physician judgment.
Patient refusal.
No Results Posted