June 2014

 

In this Issue

Dialysis Access

What Not to Do

Issue

Supplement

GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE

Avoiding Common Mistakes in Dialysis Access Intervention

By Bart Dolmatch, MD

COVER STORIES

Who Shouldn’t Get a Percutaneous PD Catheter?

Improving clinical outcomes with optimal patient selection and percutaneous techniques for peritoneal dialysis.

By Peter B. Hathaway, MD, and Terrence Bjordahl, MD

When Not to Perform Percutaneous Thrombectomy of a Clotted Native Fistula

Ten scenarios in which this therapy may not be the best option for hemodialysis fistula treatment.

By Jonas W. Redmond, MD, and Timothy W.I. Clark, MD, FSIR

How Not to Evaluate and Treat the Immature AVF

Practical steps and tips for navigating the evaluation and treatment decisions for immature arteriovenous fistulas.

By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR

To Train or Not to Train the Dialysis Access Team

How to implement a successful team-based strategy and avoid the pitfalls of ineffective training.

By John R. Ross, MD; Ingemar Davidson, MD, PhD; Michael Gallichio, MD; and Douglas Slakey, MD, MPH

When Is Opening an Outpatient Access Center a Bad Decision?

Jeffrey G. Hoggard, MD, discusses what it takes to prevent an outpatient facility from failing and how providing quality care leads to success and more patient referrals.

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by Abbott Vascular

Vascular Mimetic Implants

A new class of SFA technology.

With Chris Metzger, MD; Miguel Montero-Baker, MD; and Sahil Parikh, MD

CODING & REIMBURSEMENT

New Stent Codes for Dialysis Access Work

How to use the revised codes that debuted on January 1 of this year.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR

PHYSICIAN COUNSEL

I Object! Questions Facing Physicians’ Rights to Dispute Sunshine Data

Will your practice be prepared when CMS posts Sunshine disclosures later this year?

By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd

INVENTION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Evaluating Freedom to Operate

The third step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand whether you can practice your invention.

By Gerard von Hoffmann, JD, and Bryan Wahl, MD, JD

DEPARTMENTS

Innovations

A preview of today’s new products.

An Interview With Krishna M. Jain, MD

A vascular surgeon shares his expertise in office-based vascular labs, including imaging, access, and anesthesia preferences, as well as the financial and data challenges of this practice model.

 

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