Therapeutic Ureteral Occlusion with Use of Occlusion Stents for Urinary Leakage or Fistula: A Bicentric Study
ConclusionThe ureteral occlusion stent is safe and effective for ureteral occlusion. Recurrence of leakage can be managed with additional microcoil and NBCA embolization. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - August 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Spinal Wada Test: Adapting a Neurointerventional Technique for Bronchial Artery Embolization
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - August 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) After Uterine Artery Embolization
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - August 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Successful Revascularization has a Significant Impact on Limb Salvage Rate and Wound Healing for Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Single-Centre Retrospective Analysis with a Multidisciplinary Approach
AbstractPurposeAnalyze the impact of endovascular revascularization on major amputation rates and wound healing for patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).Materials and MethodsSingle-center retrospective study from 2014 –2018 including 314 patients with DFUs submitted to endovascular revascularizations. Group A—patients with a successful endovascular revascularization (n = 285; 90.8%); Group B—patients submitted to a failed attempt of endovascular revascularization (n = 29; 9.2%). Baseline data were not significantly different between the 2 groups (p >  0.05...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - August 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Pregnancy and its Outcomes in Patients After Uterine Fibroid Embolization: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
In this study, we will assess fertility, pregnancy and its outcomes in patients who have undergone UAE. In this systematic review, a systematic search was performed on important databases including PubMed and Medline, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar, EMBASE and Scopus. Studies reported enough data about pregnancy after UAE were considered to be enrolled in the review. We assessed obstetric indices (pregnancy and delivery rates, pregnancy losses, complications and fetal outcomes). Study evaluation was done based on STROBE checklist by two reviewers. Totally, 24 original papers were included. Data were analyzed by Stata and...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Initial Operating Room Experience with Digital Variance Angiography in Carbon Dioxide-Assisted Lower Limb Interventions: A Pilot Study
AbstractPurposeIn retrospective clinical studies digital variance angiography (DVA) provided higher contrast-to-noise ratio and better image quality than digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Our aim was to verify the clinical usefulness and benefits of DVA in carbon dioxide (CO2)-assisted lower limb interventions.Materials and MethodsA workstation running the DVA software was integrated into a Siemens Artis Zee with Pure angiography system, and this new image processing technology was used in four patients (3 male, 1 female, age: 76.2  ± 4.2 years) with peripheral artery disease (PAD, Rutherford...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Middle and Distal Common Carotid Artery Stenting: Long-Term Patency Rates and Risk Factors for In-Stent Restenosis
AbstractPurposeIn the absence of literature data, we aimed to determine the long-term patency rates of middle/distal common carotid artery (CCA) stenting and to investigate predisposing factors in the development of in-stent restenosis (ISR).Materials and MethodsFifty-one patients (30 males, median age 63.5  years), who underwent stenting with 51 self-expandable stents for significant (≥ 60%) stenosis of the middle/distal CCA, were analyzed retrospectively. Patient (atherosclerotic risk factors, comorbidities, medications), vessel (elongation), lesion (stenosis grade, length, calcification, locati on), and s...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Embolisation of Parastomal Varices Using Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO)
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Two Ways to Look at the Transition Process of the NICE Guidelines on the Management of AAA from the Proposed to the Final Version
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Commentary on Simulation Training in Neuroangiography: Transfer to Reality
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Lymphocytes, Neutrophils and the Response to Selective Internal Radiation Therapy: More Questions than Answers Yet
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Assistance in the Struggle with Abbreviations and Acronyms: Introducing a New App ( “V.I.A.—Vascular and Interventional Abbreviations”)
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Heparin-Related Major Bleeding in Covid-19-Positive Patient: Perspective from the Outbreak
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Balloon-Occluded MWA (b-MWA) Followed by Balloon-Occluded TACE (b-TACE): Technical Note on a New Combined Single-Step Therapy for Single Large HCC
ConclusionsOur preliminary experience seems to demonstrate that b-MWA plus b-TACE could be a safe and effective combined therapy for unresectable large HCC lesions, allowing a high rate of local response also in lesion exceeding 5  cm in size. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

A Stent-Graft Fracture After a 14-Year Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Percutaneous Nephrostomy Placement in Neonates: Not Simply “Miniature Adults”
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Balloon-Assisted Embolization of Wide-Neck Aneurysms Using a Mixture of n -Butyl Cyanoacrylate, Lipiodol, and Ethanol in Swine: A Comparison of Four n -Butyl Cyanoacrylate Concentrations
ConclusionNLE with an NBCA concentration of ≥ 30% is a safe and feasible embolic material for balloon-assisted embolization of wide-neck aneurysms in swine in the short term up to 3 days after embolization. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Plug-Assisted Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (PARTO): Anatomical Factors Determining Procedure Outcome
ConclusionKnowledge of various anatomical factors of gastro-lieno-renal shunt may help in deciding the access route for PARTO and may determine technical success/failure. Alternate methods like BRTO or coil-assisted obliteration (CARTO) or anterograde obliteration of the shunt via trans-hepatic/splenic route might be needed in such circumstances. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Novel Use of Extrapleural Autologous Blood Injection in CT-Guided Percutaneous Lung Biopsy and its Comparison to Intraparenchymal Autologous Blood Patch Injection: A Single-Center, Prospective, Randomized, and Controlled Clinical Trial
ConclusionThe EPABI application along with IABPI is a promising method to decrease the incidence of pneumothorax following CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Histotripsy Ablations in a Porcine Liver Model: Feasibility of Respiratory Motion Compensation by Alteration of the Ablation Zone Prescription Shape
ConclusionAltering ablation zone prescription shape when performing hepatic histotripsy ablations can partially mitigate respiratory motion effects to achieve the desired ablation shape and volume. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Preliminary Experience Using a Covered Stent Graft in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke and Carotid Tandem Lesion
ConclusionThe preliminary results of our study show that the self-expanding covered stent graft did not achieve satisfactory patency at 90-days among patients with AIS and tandem lesions, suggesting that its use in the carotid circulation may not be recommended in the context of AIS. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

About the Recently Published Paper on JAMA Oncology “Radioembolization Plus Chemotherapy for First-Line Treatment of Locally Advanced Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: A Phase 2 Clinical Trial”
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Fluoroscopy-Guided Gastrojejunostomy Creation with Lumen-Apposing Metal Stent in a Porcine Model
ConclusionsFluoroscopy-guided gastrojejunostomy creation is technically feasible in a porcine model but requires refinement of the targeting technique to avoid transgression of nontarget organs. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Cystobiliary Fistula in Hepatic Hydatid Cyst in Children
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Yttrium-90 Radioembolization in Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Results of a Multicenter Retrospective Study
AbstractBackgroundY90 transarterial radioembolization (Y90-RE) may improve clinical outcomes of unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC); however, the optimal timing for Y90-RE is still debated. The purpose of this multicenter study was to retrospectively evaluate clinical outcomes of RE in patients with unresectable ICC, comparing three different settings: chemotherapy na ïve patients (group A), patients with disease control after first-line chemotherapy (group B) and patients with progression after first-line chemotherapy (group C).Materials and MethodsThe study included 81 consecutive patients (49 male, m...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Hydrodissection of the Retro-Sternal Space to Protect the Pericardium During Sternal Cryoablation
ConclusionHydrodissection of the retro-sternal space is a feasible technique for sternal cryoablation in order to protect the pericardium from freezing for sternal cryoablation. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Value of MRI/CT Image Fusion for Targeting “invisible” Lesions in Stereotactic Microwave Ablation (SMWA) of Malignant Liver Lesions: A Retrospective Analysis
ConclusionSMWA with MRI/CT image fusion is an accurate and safe treatment option for patients with liver lesions not detectable on contrast-enhanced CT planning scans. MRI/CT image fusion may allow more patients with malignant liver lesions to benefit from local ablation treatment even if their lesions are not visible on CT planning examinations. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Ischaemic Sequelae Following Glue Embolization of Type 2 Endoleak Involving Multiple Lumbar Arteries
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Opinion on and Experience in Stent-Assisted Angioplasty at the Level of the Common Femoral Artery: Response to a Letter to the Editor
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Augmented Reality: From Video Games to Medical Clinical Practice
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Way Forward to Develop Locoregional Treatments in Oligometastatic Colorectal Cancer
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Is There a Role for Combination, Single-Session Selective Transarterial Embolization and Microwave Ablation for Large Renal Masses?
ConclusionsCombined single-session transarterial embolization and microwave ablation is technically feasible, safe, and efficacious in treating large renal tumors in a series of 11 patients with no recurrence to date.Level of EvidenceLevel 4, case series. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - July 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Risk of Psoas Muscle Atrophy After Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Assessed by Cross-Sectional Psoas Muscle Area
AbstractPurposeWe evaluated possible association of decreased psoas muscle area (PMA) after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) by measuring the area of muscle in computed tomographic (CT) images.Materials and MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed CT images of 201 consecutive patients who underwent EVAR at our institution between April 1, 2015, and November 9, 2018, and compared them with images of 75 consecutive patients with no history of EVAR, who served as controls and underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) during the same period. We investigated EVAR and possible associated factors that might be potential ...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy Using Oxaliplatin Plus 5-Fluorouracil Versus Transarterial Chemoembolization/Embolization for the Treatment of Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Major Portal Vein Tumor Thrombosis
AbstractPurposeTo compare the efficacy and safety of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) to transarterial chemoembolization/embolization (TACE/TAE) for the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with major portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT).Materials and MethodsForty-six patients with advanced HCC with major PVTT who underwent HAIC or TACE/TAE between April 2013 and April 2017 were included. In the HAIC group (n = 22), oxaliplatin (35–40 mg/m2 for 2  h) and 5-fluorouracil (600–800 mg/m2 for 22  h) on days 1–3 every 4 weeks were administered f...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Type 2 Endoleaks: Common and Hard to Eradicate yet Benign?
ConclusionT2ELs are common, albeit mostly benign if occurring in isolation and not in association with sac growth. Achieving complete T2EL resolution with embolisation is difficult even with reinterventions.Level of EvidenceLevel 2B, retrospective study (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Percutaneous Microwave Ablation of Histologically Proven T1 Renal Cell Carcinoma
ConclusionMicrowave ablation is safe and effective for T1a and T1b RCC lesions with a significantly lower primary efficacy for T1b lesions. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Commentary on “Society of Interventional Radiology Quality Improvement Standards for Image-Guided Percutaneous Drainage and Aspiration of Abscesses and Fluid Collections”
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Reversible Electrochemotherapy (ECT) as a Treatment Option for Local RCC Recurrence in Solitary Kidney
AbstractA 61-year-old female underwent a right radical nephrectomy and a left nephron sparing surgery in 2014 due to renal cell carcinoma. A renal cell carcinoma local recurrence, 28  mm in size, centrally located in the left kidney was treated using cryoablation in 2016. In November 2018, computed tomography (CT) scan showed three nodules (maximum size 15 × 11 mm) in the left kidney, and CT-guided needle biopsy was performed. For multifocal recurrence and the anatomical site of these three nodules, a simultaneous reversible electrochemotherapy treatment was performed in April 2019. At 6-month...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Spontaneous Bleedings in COVID-19 Patients: An Emerging Complication
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Correction to: Yttrium-90 Radioembolization for BCLC Stage C Hepatocellular Carcinoma Comparing Child –Pugh A Versus B7 Patients: Are the Outcomes Equivalent?
The name of one of the co-authors was slightly misspelled. Kristian Enestvedt is listed currently as “Kristian K. Enestvedt” and should be listed instead as “C. Kristian Enestvedt.” (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Safety and Efficacy of Aortic Vs Internal Iliac Balloon Occlusion for Cesarean Delivery in Coexisting Placenta Accreta and Placenta Previa
AbstractPurposeTo investigate safety and efficacy of intra-aortic balloon occlusion (IABO) versus internal iliac artery balloon occlusion (IIABO) for cesarean delivery in coexisting placenta accreta and placenta previa.Materials and MethodsFrom 2006 to 2019, 60 pregnant women who had undergone preoperative IABO (n = 28) and IIABO (n = 32) for cesarean delivery in coexisting placenta accreta and placenta previa were retrospectively identified, and their medical records and relevant imaging were reviewed.ResultsMaternal characteristics (age, gravidity, previous cesarean delivery, gestational age, ...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Feasibility of Combination Intra-arterial Yttrium-90 and Irinotecan Microspheres in the VX2 Rabbit Model
ConclusionIntra-arterial Y90  + DEBIRI was safe and demonstrated enhanced antitumor activity in rabbit VX2 tumors. This combined approach warrants further investigation. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Tumor Progression After Percutaneous Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Comparison Between Monopolar Radiofrequency and Microwaves. Results of a Propensity Score Matching Analysis
ConclusionThe rate of local HCC progression was lower after MWA than monopolar RFA, regardless of tumor size and vascular contact. The ablation technique did not influence the risk of distant intrahepatic tumor progression. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Stenting Using the Rendezvous Technique for Postoperative Ureteral Complications in Cancer Patients
ConclusionUreteral stent placement using the rendezvous technique for the treatment of postoperative ureteral complications in cancer patients is safe and may be alternative to permanent external drainage and invasive surgical reconstruction.Level of EvidenceLevel 4, Case series. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Microwave Ablation of Adrenal Tumors in Patients With Continuous Intra-Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring Without Prior Alpha-Adrenergic Blockade: Safety and Efficacy
ConclusionIn this single-center retrospective study, microwave ablation of adrenal tumors without AAB was safe and effective when performed with continuous arterial line monitoring of vital signs and the use of short-acting, rapid-onset antihypertensive medications.Level of EvidenceLevel 4, Case Series. (Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Commentary on the Article & quot;(In)comparability of Carotid Artery Stent Characteristics: A Systematic Review on Assessment and Comparison with Manufacturer Data & quot;
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Hydrophilic Surface Coating of Flow Diverters: A Possible Way to Omit Dual Platelet Aggregation Inhibition
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Visualization of Quantitative Flow Reduction with 4D-flow Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Patient with Pelvic Arteriovenous Malformation After Transcatheter Arterial Embolization
AbstractA 54-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with dyspnea and heart failure. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a giant pelvic arteriovenous malformation (AVM) fed by the left internal iliac artery (IIA), right IIA, and inferior mesenteric artery. (IMA). The AVM was treated with selective embolization via the left IIA. Time-resolved three-dimensional phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (4D-flow MRI) visualized a gradual flow reduction in the left IIA, whereas the flow in the IMA and right IIA increased relatively. After four sessions, the patient experienced symptom relief and the blood level of N...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Predicting Patient Survival in Oncology: Is it Time to Take a New Path?
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Opinion on and Experience in Stent-Assisted Angioplasty at the Level of the Common Femoral Artery: A Letter to the Editor
(Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research