June 2013


In this Issue

Thrill Seekers

Bold Explorations in Dialysis


Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Thrill Seekers and Dialysis Access

By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR

Cover Stories

Roundtable: Addressing the Clotted Access

An esteemed panel of interventional experts shares viewpoints on optimal methods for identifying and treating clotted AV fistulas and grafts.

By Abigail Falk, MD, FSIR; Scott O. Trerotola, MD; and Karim Valji, MD

The Challenges of Hemodialysis Catheter Use

By identifying the potential difficulties associated with tunneled hemodialysis catheters, we can improve blood flow rates and optimize dialysis efficiency.

By Thomas M. Vesely, MD

Vascular Access Surveillance With Angioplasty: A Halfway Technology?

The role of access surveillance combined with angioplasty to achieve the goal of reducing vascular access thrombosis and prolonging access survival in hemodialysis patients.

By Jack Work, MD

The State of Outpatient Dialysis Access Centers

The promise of and obstacles to maintaining freestanding outpatient dialysis access centers.

By Aris Q. Urbanes, MD

Dialysis Catheter Tip Placement: The Functional Tip

A different look at a contentious topic.

By Michael Tal, MD, MBA; Tamir Friedman, MD; and Hamid Mojibian, MD

In the Pipeline

The Future of Cell-Based Vascular Grafts for Hemodialysis Access

A new technology that seeks to reduce complications and costs.

By Nicolas L’Heureux, PhD, and Todd McAllister, PhD

Advances in Percutaneous Autogenous Hemodialysis Fistula Creation

The most recent developments in achieving a truly percutaneous method for creating functional autogenous hemodialysis fistulas.

By Dheeraj K. Rajan, MD, FRCPC, FSIR, and William E. Cohn, MD, FACS, FACCP, FAHA

The Potential Role for DEBs to Treat Hemodialysis Access Stenoses

A look at the mechanics of this interventional therapy and why it warrants further study.

By Rupert Horst Portugaller, MD

Inside-Out Upper Body Venous Access

The first-in-human experiences with a novel approach using the Surfacer inside-out access catheter system.

By Adrian Ebner, MD; Santiago Gallo, MD; Carlos Cetraro, RT(R); John Gurley, MD; and Laura Minarsch, CVT, RT(R)

Featured Technology

Sponsored by Intact Vascular®, Inc.

Solving the Lower Extremity Challenge of “Too Much Metal”

Focal treatment after lower extremity PTA using the Tack-It Endovascular System™.

By Dierk Scheinert, MD

Vessel Update: AAA

Perspective: Utility of a Dedicated Aorto-Uni-Iliac Stent Graft

Michel S. Makaroun, MD, discusses patient candidacy and optimal application of AUI devices.

Coding & Reimbursement

Thrombolysis Coding Updates

Clinical case examples that demonstrate how to apply the current procedural codes.

By Katharine Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR

Stroke Update

Mechanical Thrombectomy Use in Acute Stroke Treatment

A method of recanalization for intracranial vessels that utilizes stent retrievers.

By Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD



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An Interview With Marc I. Chimowitz, MBChB

Neurologist and stroke researcher, Professor Marc Chimowitz, speaks about his mentorship of the newest generation of neurologists, the REACH Telestroke Program, and the ongoing research for optimal stroke care.


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