In this Issue
A New Era In Decision-Making
Guest Chief Medical Editors' Page
By Bart L. Dolmatch, MD, FSIR; and Saravanan Balamuthusamy, MD, FASN, FASDIN
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
A summary of the current status of AV access trials in 2018.
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?
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
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 TechnologySponsored by AV Medical Technologies Ltd
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 CornerSponsored by Medtronic
By Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR
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
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
The current American Venous Forum President discusses the current top goals of the society, recent EVRA trial results, practicing in Hawaii, and more.