June 2016


In this Issue

Dialysis Access

Addressing the Data Deficit



Summer Supplement


Data Deficit: What Are We Missing in Dialysis Access?

By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR


Pathophysiology of Stenosis Within AV Fistulas and Mechanisms of PTA

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

Why Aren’t There More Effective Therapies for Dialysis Vascular Access Dysfunction?

Collaboration and a precision medicine approach could be the keys to improving dialysis vascular access care.

By Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD

Determining the Right Dialysis Access for Every Patient

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

Peritoneal Dialysis Policy, Reimbursement, and Prevalence

Progress in peritoneal dialysis utilization is accompanied by unintended consequences.

By Jack Work, MD

Drug-Coated Balloon Evaluation in Dialysis Access Intervention

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

The SIR 2016 Panel on Endovascular Arteriovenous Fistula Creation

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

Tissue-Engineered Vascular Grafts for Dialysis Access

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 Implantable Bioartificial Kidney for Treating Kidney Failure

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


Sponsored by Spectranetics Corporation

What Does Histology Say About Vessel Preparation in Femoropopliteal ISR?

Initial pilot study results on laser revascularization with adjunctive DCB use.

By Renu Virmani, MD, FACC; and Frank D. Kolodgie, PhD


An Interview With Raghu Kolluri, MD

The VEINS meeting course director discusses ideal interdisciplinary vascular care and reflects on the physicians who continue to mentor and inspire him.


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