In this Issue
Addressing the Data Deficit
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE
By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR
Despite widespread treatment of AV access stenosis with PTA, we have a limited understanding of what we are treating, why it responds to dilation, and if lesion characteristics can be used to guide treatment.
By Kate Steiner, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR
Collaboration and a precision medicine approach could be the keys to improving dialysis vascular access care.
By Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD
Where do we have data to form an algorithm, and what do we do when we don’t?
By Ingemar Davidson, MD, PhD, FACS; and Bart Dolmatch, MD
Progress in peritoneal dialysis utilization is accompanied by unintended consequences.
By Jack Work, MD
An interview with Scott O. Trerotola, MD, regarding the study of DCBs in arteriovenous fistulas.
With Scott O. Trerotola, MD
Ask the Experts: What Is the Biggest Data Deficit in Dialysis Access Intervention? What Is the Solution?
With Abigail Falk, MD, FSIR, FASDIN; Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR, FAHA, FACR; Alexander S. Yevzlin, MD, FASN; Christopher Owens, MD, MSc; Ted Saad, MD; and Lee Kirksey, MD, MBA
Highlights from an expert panel held at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2016 annual scientific sessions, including summaries of existing technologies, experiences to date, and key questions posed by the audience.
With Moderator Dheeraj K. Rajan, MD, FSIR, and Panelists Jeffrey E. Hull, MD; Jason Clement, MD; Ravi Sidhu, MD; and Kenneth R. Thomson, MD, FSIR
Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, PhD, discusses the present status of this technology and its path from concept to reality.
With Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, PhD
An innovative device that aims to provide the benefits of kidney transplantation while addressing the limited number of donor organs.
By Shuvo Roy, PhD; and William Fissell, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Spectranetics Corporation
Initial pilot study results on laser revascularization with adjunctive DCB use.
By Renu Virmani, MD, FACC; and Frank D. Kolodgie, PhD
The VEINS meeting course director discusses ideal interdisciplinary vascular care and reflects on the physicians who continue to mentor and inspire him.