January 2017


In this Issue

The Team Approach

Trends in multidisciplinary collaboration


Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Concerted Efforts

By Barry T. Katzen, MD


Decreasing Door-to-Reperfusion Times

Steps taken at Foothills Medical Centre to improve stroke care.

By Jessalyn K. Holodinsky, MSc; Bijoy K. Menon, MD, MSc; Noreen Kamal, PhD; and Mayank Goyal, MD, FRCPC

The Role of Interventional Oncology in Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards

An analysis of the interventional oncologist’s impact on cancer patient care as part of a multidisciplinary tumor board.

By David M. Liu, MD, FRCP(C), FSIR

Building a Comprehensive CLI Program

The multitasking, multidisciplinary team approach to addressing this multilevel disease.

By J.A. Mustapha, MD; Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD; Mike Sumners, DO; and Fadi Saab, MD

Considerations in Forming a PERT

With pulmonary embolism response teams gaining traction in the United States, there are pros and cons to implementing this type of team-based approach for your PE patients.

By Ido Weinberg, MD, and Mitchell D. Weinberg, MD

A Team Approach to Endovascular Management of Hemorrhagic Shock

Keys to developing a coordinated and seamless approach to managing intraperitoneal hemorrhage and shock from prehospital care through endovascular treatment.

By Megan Brenner, MD, and Todd E. Rasmussen, MD

Multidisciplinary Care for Severe Pelvic Trauma

Providing collaborative and streamlined care for critically ill patients.

By Ravi R. Rajani, MD, and Jaime Benarroch-Gampel, MD

Benefits of Multispecialty Vascular Care Teams

Combining resources across service lines to bring patients more comprehensive treatment options for complex aortic disease and critical limb ischemia.

By Misaki Kiguchi, MD, MBA, MSc, RPVI; John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS; Christian C. Shults, MD; and Edward Y. Woo, MD

A Health Care System Approach to IVC Filter Removal

The development and implementation of a performance standard for patients with IVC filters at the OhioHealth Vascular Institute.

By Gary M. Ansel, MD, FACC, and Lori Wiseman, BSBA, MSN, RN

Aortic Emergency: A Team Approach

One institution’s experience in establishing a systematic, standardized, protocol-driven approach to management of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.

By Manish Mehta, MD, MPH

Strategies for Optimizing Care for STEMI Patients

Implementing five strategies to reduce mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction at Evanston Hospital.

By Carl L. Tommaso, MD


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Treating C6 Venous Disease Requires Tandem Effort

Chronic venous ulcers are notoriously difficult to heal unless wound care physicians and vein specialists work together.

By KathyLee Santangelo, MD


An Interview With Gerard Goh, MD, FRANZCR, EBIR

Dr. Goh discusses many of his current research endeavors, including the SHIELD trial, DCB use in arteriovenous fistulas, IRE nonthermal tumor ablation, and more.


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