June 2012


In this Issue

Dialysis Access Decisions

Experts describe when and how they employ state-of-the-art techniques.



Chief Medical Editor’s Page

When and How: The Art of Dialysis Access Intervention

By Bart L. Dolmatch, MD, Guest Chief Medical Editor

Cover Stories

Central Venous Occlusions: From Simple Solutions to Advanced Techniques

Assessing and treating complete central venous occlusions on the side of a functioning arteriovenous access.

By Dheeraj K. Rajan, MD, FRCPC, FSIR, and Marcelo Guimaraes, MD

Peritoneal Dialysis in ESRD Patients

Case planning and techniques for this cost-effective method of renal replacement therapy.

By Dennis Fry, MD

Percutaneous Venous Anastomosis With a Hybrid Vascular Graft

Treatment indications, percutaneous technique, and initial outcomes.

By John R. Ross, MD

Treatment of AVG Venous Anastomotic Stenosis

Clinical indicators and treatment techniques for this common cause of arteriovenous graft failure.

By Bart L. Dolmatch, MD

Challenges and Management of High-Flow AVFs

Percutaneous flow reduction to manage sequelae of high-flow arteriovenous fistulas.

By Gregg A. Miller, MD

When AVF Angioplasty Fails…

Defining procedural success and overcoming common problems.

By Thomas M. Vesely, MD

Managing Cephalic Arch Stenosis

How to diagnose and treat this condition in patients with hemodialysis fistulas to minimize complications and maintain patency.

By Anthony G. Verstandig, MB, BS, and David Shemesh, MD

One Question… How Are Stent Grafts Used In Your Dialysis Access Practice?

With Dheeraj K. Rajan, MD, FRCPC, FSIR; Bart L. Dolmatch, MD; Anthony G. Verstandig, MB, BS; David Shemesh, MD, RVT; Gregg A. Miller, MD; and Aris Q. Urbanes, MD


A Look at Proximal Subclavian Artery Occlusive Disease

A review of treatment options.

By Sira Duson, MD, and Seyed-Mojtaba Gashti, DO


Sponsored by Hotspur® Technologies

A New Treatment Option for Maintenance of Hemodialysis Access Sites

Initial commercial experience with the Hotspur Technologies GPSCath® Balloon Dilatation Catheter.

By John R. Ross, MD



An Interview With Bret N. Wiechmann, MD

A program coordinator of the SIR’s LEARN meeting discusses technology, techniques, and upcoming trial data for lower extremity arterial disease.


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