June 2019


In this Issue

Dialysis Access

The Future Is Now



Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page

The Future of Dialysis Access Is Now

By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR; and Monnie Wasse, MD, MPH, FASN


Roundtable Discussion: Percutaneous AVF Creation in Practice

A multidisciplinary discussion on patient selection, achieving proficiency, procedural tips, and the importance of collaboration.

With John E. Aruny, MD; William C. Jennings, MD, FACS; Charmaine E. Lok, MD; and Aris Urbanes, MD

AV Access Covered Stent Clinical Trials: A Comparative Review

A status overview of six major clinical trials evaluating the use of covered stents in AV access treatment.

By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR; and Ziv Haskal, MD, FSIR, FAHA, FACR, FCIRSE

Stent Graft Use in Cephalic Vein Arch Stenosis: Why, When, and How?

An overview of anatomic and patient considerations in cephalic arch stenosis and our approach to managing this complication for dialysis access.

By Andrew Wigham, BSc, MBBS, FRCR; and James Gilbert, BM BS, MA(Ed), FRCS

Evaluation and Management of Chronic Thoracic Venous Obstructions

Clinical presentation, anatomic patterns of TCVO, and revascularization strategies.

By Brian Holly, MD; and Mark L. Lessne, MD

Panel Discussion: What Is the Future of Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons in AV Access?

Key investigators discuss the impact of the JAHA mortality and safety meta-analysis and what it means for ongoing studies, follow-up protocols, informed consent, and more.

With Panagiotis M. Kitrou, MD, MSc, PhD, EBIR; Robert Lookstein, MD, MHCDL, FSIR, FAHA, FSVM; and Scott O. Trerotola, MD

Dialysis Access Coding Essentials, Recent Changes, and Location Distinctions

The impact that current CMS reimbursement has had on the settings for dialysis access care and a look ahead at the forthcoming rate decisions.

By Terry Litchfield, MPA

Training in Dialysis Access: Where to Get It and Why We Need It

Society meetings, live conferences, simulated training, and online resources are invaluable tools for patient-centered and value-based care.

By Therese A. Wykoff, MS; Gerald Beathard, MD, PhD; Ingemar Davidson, MD, PhD; Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR; Maurizio Gallieni, MD; Nicholas Inston, MD, PhD; Ngoh Chin Liew, MD; Richard F. Neville, MD, FACS; Billy Nolen, Captain; John Ross, MD; and Douglas Slakey, MD


Sponsored by Boston Scientific Corporation

Understanding Benefits and Risks of Drug-Eluting Stents

Ongoing clinical studies will shed light on patient outcomes in real-world settings.

By Ian T. Meredith, MBBS, PhD, AM


Sponsored by Medtronic

Leveraging Vascular Access Clinical Trial Endpoints to Enhance Innovation

By Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD


An Interview With Brant W. Ullery, MD, FACS

Dr. Ullery discusses his approach to challenging EVAR scenarios, improving post-EVAR surveillance, and thoughts on the current CLI landscape.


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