In this Issue
Bold Explorations in Dialysis
Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page
By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR
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
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
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 promise of and obstacles to maintaining freestanding outpatient dialysis access centers.
By Aris Q. Urbanes, MD
A different look at a contentious topic.
By Michael Tal, MD, MBA; Tamir Friedman, MD; and Hamid Mojibian, MD
In the Pipeline
A new technology that seeks to reduce complications and costs.
By Nicolas L’Heureux, PhD, and Todd McAllister, PhD
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
A look at the mechanics of this interventional therapy and why it warrants further study.
By Rupert Horst Portugaller, MD
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 TechnologySponsored by Intact Vascular®, Inc.
Focal treatment after lower extremity PTA using the Tack-It Endovascular System™.
By Dierk Scheinert, MD
Vessel Update: AAA
Michel S. Makaroun, MD, discusses patient candidacy and optimal application of AUI devices.
Coding & Reimbursement
Clinical case examples that demonstrate how to apply the current procedural codes.
By Katharine Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
A method of recanalization for intracranial vessels that utilizes stent retrievers.
By Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD
A preview of today's new products.
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.