June 2015


In this Issue

Dialysis Access: Create, Manage, Preserve

New Research, Data, and Directions in Access Care




Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page

An Opportunity to Look Into the Future of Hemodialysis

By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR


Stent Graft Use in AV Access Maintenance: What We’ve

Leading clinical researcher Ziv J. Haskal, MD, discusses ideal application, pitfall avoidance, and long-term results.

With Ziv J. Haskal, MD

Drug-Coated Balloons: What’s Their Role in AV Access?

The rationale for investigating the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons in vascular access.

By Stavros Spiliopoulos, MD, PhD, EBIR

What’s New in Declots? Management of the Total Access Thrombosis Patient

An alternative technique to catheter-directed thrombolysis in the patient undergoing dialysis.

By Nicholas J. Petruzzi, MD; Jonas W. Redmond, MD; and Timothy W.I. Clark, MD, FSIR

Dialysis Catheter Placement and Selection Based on the Right Atrium

How to choose the right catheter tip for optimal performance in different anatomic right atria configurations.

By John R. Ross, MD; Michael Gallichio, MD; and Ingemar Davidson, MD, PhD

Regional Anesthesia for Endovascular Intervention in Vascular Access

Ultrasound-guided brachial plexus blocks for arteriovenous access intervention are advantageous for the patient and operator.

By David Shemesh, MD, RVT; Yefim Raikhinstein, MD; Ilya Goldin, MD; and Oded Olsha, MB, BS

Update on Percutaneous AV Fistula Creation

Drs. Jeffrey E. Hull and Dheeraj K. Rajan discuss technical concepts and ongoing research in this emerging option for hemodialysis access.

With Jeffrey E. Hull, MD, and Dheeraj K. Rajan, MD


Sponsored by Boston Scientific Corporation

Renal Denervation: What Is on the Horizon?

A look at the background of renal denervation studies and the future directions of this therapy for patients with hypertension.

By Krishna Rocha-Singh, MD; Farrell O. Mendelsohn, MD; and Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, FACC, FSCAI


Sponsored by Medtronic Endovascular

Improving Anatomic Conformability in EVAR

How years of stent graft design innovation guided by real-world research and formal feedback have resulted in a device with better anatomic conformability.

By Jeffrey Indes, MD, and Mansi Sanghvi, MD


Coding for Percutaneous Treatment of Vertebral Fractures

Clearing up use of the new codes for vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR



An Interview With Eric J. Dippel, MD, FACC

The esteemed interventional cardiologist and EXCITE ISR study PI shares his insights on restenosis treatments, peripheral embolic protection, and physician-industry partnerships.


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