June 2018


In this Issue

Dialysis Access

A New Era In Decision-Making



Guest Chief Medical Editors' Page

Dialysis Access: Boldly Entering a New Era in Decision-Making

By Bart L. Dolmatch, MD, FSIR; and Saravanan Balamuthusamy, MD, FASN, FASDIN

Cover Stories

Global Roundtable: Real-World Experience With Drug-Coated Balloons in AV Access

Experts discuss the current use of DCBs in AV fistulas and review how upcoming trials may influence progress in this space.

With Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR; Farah Gillan Irani, MBBS, FRCR, FAMS; Dimitrios Karnabatidis, MD, PhD, FCIRSE; Panagiotis M. Kitrou, MD, MSc, PhD, EBIR; Bien Soo Tan, MBBS, FRCR, FAMS; and Scott O. Trerotola, MD

Key Updates in AV Access Trials

A summary of the current status of AV access trials in 2018.

The SIR TCVO Reporting Standards: Why You Should Care

How the new reporting standards on thoracic central vein obstruction can be applied to clinical practice.

By Bart L. Dolmatch, MD, FSIR

What would you do?

Challenging Cases in Dialysis Access

With Moderators: Bart L. Dolmatch, MD, FSIR; and Saravanan Balamuthusamy, MD, FASN, FASDIN; and Panel: Saravanan Balamuthusamy, MD, FASN, FASDIN; Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR, FAHA, FACR, FCIRSE; and Stephen E. Hohmann, MD, FACS

Destination for AV Access Care: 2018 and Beyond

Dr. Saravanan Balamuthusamy interviews Dr. Randall Rasmussen on the viability, opportunities, and obstacles of freestanding points of care for dialysis access, as well as reimbursement, new payment models, and the importance of partnerships.

With Saravanan Balamuthusamy, MD, FASN, FASDIN; and Randall Rasmussen, MD

Featured Technology

Sponsored by AV Medical Technologies Ltd

The Chameleon® Technique: New Approaches to Access Maintenance

A discussion with Drs. Ari D. Kramer, Angela A. Kokkosis, and Mohamed A. Sheta on the characteristics that make the Chameleon® balloon dilatation catheter their device of choice for arteriovenous access care.

With Ari D. Kramer, MD; Angela A. Kokkosis, MD; and Mohamed A. Sheta, MD

Medical Affairs Corner

Sponsored by Medtronic

Unmet Clinical Needs in AV Access

By Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR

CLI Update

Creating CLI Teams

The VIVA Physicians’ Vascular Leaders Forum offers guidance on core competencies and quality measures for establishing multidisciplinary CLI care teams.

By John H. Rundback, MD; Tony S. Das, MD; Peter A. Schneider, MD; and Michael R. Jaff, DO; on behalf of the VLF participants

Venous Update

International Pelvic Venous Work Group Formed in SIR/ACP Collaboration

Members of SIR and ACP announce the formation of a work group to establish a definition/­classification system for pelvic venous disorders.

By Kathleen Gibson, MD; Neil Khilnani, MD, FSIR, FACPh; and Mark Meissner, MD


An Interview With Elna Masuda, MD

The current American Venous Forum President discusses the current top goals of the society, recent EVRA trial results, practicing in Hawaii, and more.


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