In this Issue
Creative and practical uses of an expanding variety of techniques and materials.
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Barry T. Katzen, MD, Chief Medical Editor
VARICOSE VEIN INTERVENTIONS
How key industry leaders are removing device-manufacturer influence on patient procedures.
By Peter Gloviczki, MD
Early experience with a new laser wavelength that is highly absorbable by water.
By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT
How and when to use embolic agents for optimal clinical outcomes.
By Jafar Golzarian, MD
Using coil embolization and endovascular plug deployment to occlude the hypogastric artery.
By Brian S. Knipp, MD, and Enrique Criado, MD, FACS
A challenging presentation treated using hydrocoils, bare platinum coils, and n-BCA as embolic agents.
By Daniel Putterman, MD; Eric J. Gandras, MD; Craig R. Greben, MD; and Avi Setton, MD
Traditionally confined to the realm of urologists, varicoceles can now be treated less invasively, less expensively, more safely, and just as successfully with endovascular techniques.
By Steven J. Smith, MD, and Luke E. Sewall, MD
A case report on endovascular treatment of a mycotic aneurysm of the external carotid trunk before cardiac surgery.
By Darren Fitzpatrick, MD; Eric J. Gandras, MD; Craig R. Greben, MD; Guillermo Restrepo, PA-C, BA; and Avi Setton, MD
Robert L. Worthington-Kirsch, MD, discusses new data findings, clinical decision making, and building your patient base and referral network.
By Robert L. Worthington-Kirsch, MD
The outgoing SIR president discusses his efforts for a primary certificate in IR, boosting the identity of the specialty, and the evolving role of IR in the treatment of PAD.