June 2011


In this Issue


Common Ground and Controversy


Chief Medical Editor's Page

By Bart L. Dolmatch, MD


A Global Perspective on Dialysis Access

Ingemar A. Davidson, MD, PhD, discusses the differences in end-stage renal disease treatment around the globe and how practitioners can join forces to provide the best care possible.

Vascular Access Surveillance

Controversial studies lead to a national debate.

By Thomas M. Vesely, MD

Use of Stent Grafts in Dysfunctional Hemodialysis Accesses

Stent grafts have demonstrated superior patency rates compared to angioplasty for selected endovascular indications.

By Dheeraj Rajan, MD, FRCPC, FSIR

The Good Catheter

Peritoneal catheter use should be considered first for dialysis access.

By Jack Work, MD

Bioengineered Arteriovenous Grafts

The recent transition to clinical use of both allogeneic and autologous tissue-engineered vascular grafts represents a significant evolution in hemodialysis access.

By Todd N. McAllister, PhD; Sergio Garrido, MD; Jaime Velez, MD; Nicolas Chronos, MD; and Nicolas L’Heureux, PhD


The Harmonization By Doing Initiative and the OSPREY Trial

An update on the evaluation of the Misago stent as part of the Harmonization By Doing regulatory collaboration between the United States and Japan.

By Srinivas Iyengar, MD, FACC


Increasing Ischemic Stroke Treatment Rates: What Is a Realistic Goal?

Early aggressive intervention for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke may limit subsequent disability.

By Marilyn M. Rymer, MD


Case Examples for Lower Extremity Coding

Examples of how to implement the updated codes for lower extremity revascularization procedures.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR



A preview of today’s new products

An Interview with Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD

A medical technology enthusiast and expert neurointerventionist discusses his interest in device development and what’s needed to find the Holy Grail of intracranial aneurysm treatment.


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