Improving IR Ergonomics Using a Flexible C-Arm System
To evaluate the impact of a versatile flexible ceiling-mounted C-arm on active table and gantry repositioning during interventions and its effect on operator discomfort, system usability, and patient safety compared with a traditional ceiling-mounted system. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Constantino S. Pe ña, Volkan Tuncay, James F. Benenati, Alex Powell, Ripal T. Gandhi, Brian J. Schiro, Martine van Alfen, Barry T. Katzen Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Response to “Pulmonary Embolism: Putting the Horse Back in Front of the Cart”
We would like to thank Dr. Vedantham for commenting (1) on our manuscript: “Large-Bore Aspiration Thrombectomy (LBAT) versus Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (CDT) for Acute Pulmonary Embolism (PE): A Propensity Score–Matched Comparison” (2), published in the December issue of JVIR. Such feedback is what propels science forward, as it hones our research techniques and improves the level of evidence upon which we base the care we offer to our patients. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Assaf Graif, Daniel A. Leung Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase the Risk of Early Biliary Infection After Placement of Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Stents
To investigate the association between the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and the risk of early biliary infection (EBI) after the placement of percutaneous transhepatic biliary stents (PTBS) in patients with unresectable malignant biliary obstruction (MBO). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Sheng Xu, Xue-Jun Zhang, Li-Jun Guan, Bin Li, Liang Wang, Xiao-Guang Li Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

A Real-Time Blood Flow Measurement Device for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
To evaluate the feasibility of a new optical device that measures peripheral blood flow as a diagnostic and monitoring tool for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Mahmood K. Razavi, D. Preston T. Flanigan, Sean M. White, Tyler B. Rice Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Response Letter to Correspondence Regarding “Chronic Hepatotoxicity in Patients with Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumor: Transarterial chemoembolization versus transarterial radioembolization”
We appreciate Padia's (1) comments on our study (2). Liver-directed therapies are a mainstay of treatment for patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors, the second-most prevalent gastrointestinal malignancy. Ethical practice requires that we be able to fully inform patients about the risks of noncurative therapies. Three US centers reporting on>200 subjects surviving more than 1 year after transarterial radioembolization (TARE) identified late radioembolization-induced chronic hepatotoxicity in 10% –20%, with onset up to 10 years after treatment (3–5). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Brian M. Currie, Gregory Nadolski, Michael C. Soulen Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Percutaneous Extraction of Intravascular Leiomyomatosis
Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is a rare smooth muscle neoplasm characterized by uterine leiomyoma tissue growing into venous structures. This is a case report of the percutaneous extraction of an IVL tumor from the inferior vena cava (IVC) and right common iliac vein using a ClotTriever thrombectomy device. Institutional Review Board approval was not required. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: John G. McGue, Matthew Dunn, Ashley Jeter, Ward Katsanis Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Medicare Reimbursement Trends for Interventional Radiology Procedures: 2012 to 2020
To investigate the reimbursement trends for interventional radiology (IR) procedures from 2012 to  2020. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Derrek Schartz, Emily Young Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Endovascular Treatment of Nonthrombotic Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome Complicated by Arteriovenous Fistula: A Report of 2 Cases
We report 2 cases of NIVCS complicated by AVF successfully treated using an endovascular approach. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Xiaomao Chen, Guodong Chen Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

TEMPORARY REMOVAL: The Impact of Physician Exposure to Organized Political Advocacy in the Society of Interventional Radiology
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 10, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Nicholos Joseph, Junjian Huang, Avik Som, Christopher Molloy, Oleksandra Kutsenko, Andrew Gunn, Theresa Caridi, Raymond Liu Source Type: research

The Impact of Physician Exposure to Organized Political Advocacy in the Society of Interventional Radiology
The political landscape of medical specialties has become increasingly competitive, leading to a necessity of political advocacy for specialty development and progress. There are a variety of means by which political advocacy may manifest —namely monetary donations, petitions, and lobbying of legislators. Often, this process is facilitated through political action committees (PACs), which are organizations responsible for lobbying on behalf of their founding body. The Society of Interventional Radiology Political Action Committee ( SIRPAC) serves to represent the needs of interventional radiology (IR) as a specialty ...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 10, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Nicholos Joseph, Junjian Huang, Avik Som, Christopher Molloy, Oleksandra Kutsenko, Andrew Gunn, Theresa Caridi, Raymond Liu Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

CT Fluoroscopy for Image-Guided Procedures: Physician Radiation Dose During Full-Rotation and Partial-Angle CT Scanning
To determine physician radiation exposure when using partial-angle computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy (PACT) vs conventional full-rotation CT and whether there is an optimal tube/detector position at which physician dose is minimized. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - January 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Emily A. Knott, Sean D. Rose, Martin G. Wagner, Fred T. Lee, Jeff Radtke, Daniel R. Anderson, Annie M. Zlevor, Meghan G. Lubner, J. Louis Hinshaw, Timothy P. Szczykutowicz Tags: Laboratory Investigation Source Type: research

Yttrium-90 Radioembolization for Treatment of Hepatic Metastasis from Salivary Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in 4 Patients
This report describes transarterial radioembolization (TARE) for palliation of hepatic metastases in 4 patients with salivary gland ACC. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ricardo Lopez, Scott Thompson, Chad Fleming, Katharine Price, James Andrews Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Percutaneous Cholecystoduodenal Anastomosis for Internal Gallbladder Drainage Using a Lumen-Apposing Metal Stent
Patients with cholecystitis who are not candidates for surgery often require long-term placement of a cholecystostomy tube. An endoscopic ultrasonography-guided cholecystoduodenal lumen-apposing stent has been used for internal drainage; this can be difficult to place when the gallbladder is contracted. This is a case of percutaneous cholecystoduodenostomy (PCD) using a lumen-apposing metal stent (PCD-LAMS) to establish internal drainage in a 75-year-old woman with a cholecystostomy tube placed 3 months earlier for symptomatic cholelithiasis and cystic duct occlusion. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Gad Marom, Michael Kostrzewa, Yair Glazer, Lee L. Swanstrom, Eran Shlomovitz Tags: Extreme IR Source Type: research

Society of Interventional Radiology Quality Improvement Standards for Percutaneous Nephrostomy in the Pediatric Population
Percutaneous genitourinary interventions in children were first described in 1981 and have evolved significantly over the years with the introduction of ultrasound (US) guidance and new and improved access devices (1 –8). More recently these have evolved into largely outpatient procedures (9). Despite this, there is a paucity of large cohort literature to inform pediatric nephrostomy standards in children. A large multicenter study of percutaneous nephrostomy procedures in children was published to inform the threshold levels for this quality improvement (QI) standard (10). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventi...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Anne Marie Cahill, Aparna Annam, Kevin M. Baskin, Drew Caplin, Harry R. Cramer, Bairbre Connolly, John Crowley, Manraj Heran, Elizabeth A. Himes, Mark J. Hogan, Shellie Josephs, Waleska Pabon-Ramos, Hasmukh Prajapati, Giridhar Shivaram, Richard Towbin, Sa Tags: Standards of Practice Source Type: research

Society of Interventional Radiology Guidelines and Statements Division 2020 Midyear Document Review
Members of the Guidelines and Statements Division workgroups reviewed the following documents in 2020. The authors assessed the validity of content and recommendations based on an updated literature review. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Brian J. Schiro, Thomas An, T. Gregory Walker, Joseph J. Gemmete, John F. Angle, Adam N. Plotnik, Rajeev Suri, Sanjeeva P. Kalva, Joshua Dowell, John Moriarty Tags: Standards of Practice Source Type: research

Introducing the New JVIR Editor-in-Chief
I am extremely excited and honored, if a bit intimidated, to take over the helm as Editor-in-Chief of your Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Excited, because JVIR has been the top forum for communicating advances in interventional radiology for decades, and thanks to Ziv Haskal ’s creative and tireless efforts, is on a steeper trajectory than ever. Intimidated, because the roster of Editors-in-Chief–Gary Becker, Daniel Picus, Karim Valji, Albert Nemcek, Ziv Haskal, Daniel Sze–reads like one of those tongue-in-cheek souvenir t-shirts that lists Paris, London, New York , Tokyo, Pittsburgh. (...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Daniel Y. Sze Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Subscription Information Page
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Contents in Brief
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Table of Contents
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Forthcoming Articles: February 2021
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CME TEST QUESTIONS: January 2021
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The Effect of Preoperative Renal Failure on Outcomes Following Infrainguinal Endovascular Interventions for Peripheral Arterial Disease
To analyze the effect of a patient ’s renal failure status on acute outcomes after lower extremity endovascular interventions for peripheral artery disease. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: John Di Capua, Nicholas J. Reid, Avik Som, Thomas An, Diego B. L ópez, Ashley J. So, Christopher Di Capua, Gregory T. Walker Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Radioembolization Versus Chemoembolization for Neuroendocrine Metastases
In the October 2020 issue of JVIR, Currie et  al (1) describe their experience with chronic hepatotoxicity after hepatic arterial directed therapy for hepatic metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET). They conclude that delayed hepatotoxicity occurs in 22% of patients treated with chemoembolization and 29% of patients treated with radioemboliza tion. This is certainly an essential investigation, as debate continues as to the optimal locoregional therapy for neuroendocrine hepatic metastases. Furthermore, with the advent of peptide receptor radiotherapy, preservation of hepatic function is paramount for patients to remai...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Siddharth A. Padia Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Ergonomics in IR
Ergonomic research in the field of interventional radiology remains limited. Existing literature suggests that operators are at increased risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders related to the use of lead garments and incomplete knowledge of ergonomic principles. Data from existing surgical literature suggest that musculoskeletal disorders may contribute to physician burnout and female operators are at a higher risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders. This review article aims to summarize the existing ergonomic challenges faced by interventional radiologists, reiterate existing solutions to these challenges, a...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Martha-Gracia Knuttinen, Kenneth S. Zurcher, Alex Wallace, Christopher Doe, Sailendra G. Naidu, Samuel R. Money, Paul J. Rochon Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Hepatic Arterial Blood Flow Modulation in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Pilot Study of the Influence of Intraarterial Norepinephrine Assessed with CT Perfusion
This pilot study aims to evaluate the effect of hepatic intraarterial norepinephrine injection in vasculature modulation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumors. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Steffan F. Stella, Maxime Noel-Lamy, Patrik Rogalla, Robert Beecroft, Dheeraj K. Rajan Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Radiation Dose during Transarterial Radioembolization: A Dosimetric Comparison of Cone-Beam CT and Angio-CT Technologies
To evaluate the radiation dose differences for intraprocedural computed tomography (CT) imaging between cone-beam CT and angio-CT acquired during transarterial radioembolization (TARE) therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Emily L. Marshall, Samuel Guajardo, Emily Sellers, Matthew Gayed, Zheng Feng Lu, Joshua Owen, Brian Funaki, Osman Ahmed Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

A Comparison of Liver-Directed Therapy and Systemic Therapy for the Treatment of Liver Metastases in Patients with Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors: Analysis of the California Cancer Registry
To compare the outcomes of patients with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor liver metastases treated with liver-directed therapy (LDT) to those treated with systemic therapy (ST) in a statewide cancer database. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Jonathan Kessler, Gagandeep Singh, Philip H.G. Ituarte, Rebecca Allen, Sue Chang, Daneng Li Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Safety and Efficacy of Segmental Yttrium-90 Radioembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation
To evaluate safety and efficacy of segmental yttrium-90 (Y90) radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. The hypothesis was liver sparing segmental Y90 for HCC after TIPS would provide high antitumor response with a tolerable safety profile. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrew C. Gordon, Aakash N. Gupta, Ahmed Gabr, Bartley G. Thornburg, Laura M. Kulik, Daniel R. Ganger, Haripriya Maddur, Steven L. Flamm, Justin R. Boike, Christopher M. Moore, Daniel Borja-Cacho, Derrick A. Christopher, Nitin N. Katariya, Daniela P. Ladn Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Thermal Ablation, Embolization, and Selective Internal Radiation Therapy Combined with Checkpoint Inhibitor Cancer Immunotherapy: Safety Analysis
To describe interventional oncology therapies combined with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy targeting the programmed death 1 pathway in patients with different neoplasms. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Konstantin S. Leppelmann, Meghan J. Mooradian, Suvranu Ganguli, Raul N. Uppot, Kei Yamada, Zubin Irani, Eric P. Wehrenberg-Klee, Leyre Zubiri, Kerry L. Reynolds, Ronald S. Arellano, Joshua A. Hirsch, Ryan J. Sullivan, Florian J. Fintelmann Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Repeat Evaluation of Lung Shunt Fraction is Unnecessary: A Retrospective Observational Study of Successive Lung Shunt Fractions from Variable Arterial Distributions in Patients Undergoing Radioembolization of Primary and Secondary Liver Tumors
To evaluate whether the recalculation of lung shunt fraction (LSF) is necessary prior to next-stage or same lobe repeat radioembolization. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie C. Bulman, Omar Zurkiya, Vincent Wu, Eric Wehrenberg-Klee, Edwin Palmer, David Chow, Alexander Brook, Suvranu Ganguli Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Analysis of Kinematic Differences in Hand Motion between Novice and Experienced Operators in IR: A Pilot Study
To prospectively validate electromagnetic hand motion tracking in interventional radiology to detect differences in operator experience using simulation. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Jeffrey L. Weinstein, Fady El-Gabalawy, Ammar Sarwar, Sarah Schroeppel DeBacker, Salomao Faintuch, Seth J. Berkowitz, Julie C. Bulman, Matthew R. Palmer, Robina Matyal, Feroze Mahmood, Muneeb Ahmed Tags: Laboratory Investigation Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary Approach to Early-Stage Fournier Gangrene with Perianal Surgical Debridement Followed by Image-Guided Percutaneous Drainage: A Case Report
This report describes using such drainage in a patient with early-stage Fournier gangrene. This report was granted institutional review board exemption. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Gustavo Gon çalves Conti, João Vitor Ribeiro Henklain, Paulo Antonio Lemos Curiati, Marcela Pecora Cohen, Ricardo Miguel Costa de Freitas Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Comparison of Drug-Eluting Embolics versus Conventional Transarterial Chemoembolization: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
I read with great interest the article entitled, “Comparison of drug-eluting embolics versus conventional transarterial chemoembolization: a cost-effectiveness analysis” by Wu et al (1), published in this issue of JVIR. Cost analyses are becoming—appropriately—increasingly important in medicine. This is particularly true for interventiona l radiology (IR) as we continue to generate data that clarifies the value proposition. We have a long way to go in this regard, and the authors are to be commended for their contribution to this important body of literature through an evaluation of the cost-of...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Charles E. Ray Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

The Role of Telemedicine in the Maintenance of Interventional Radiology Outpatient Evaluation and Management Volume During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Daryl Goldman, Himanshu Sharma, Mark Finkelstein, Timothy Carlon, Brett Marinelli, Amish H. Doshi, Bradley N. Delman, Robert Lookstein Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Single-Center Prospective Pilot Study of Sirolimus Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty in Maintaining the Patency of Thrombosed Arteriovenous Graft
To investigate the use of a sirolimus drug-coated balloon (DCB) in the management of a thrombosed arteriovenous graft (AVG). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Chee Wooi Tan, Ru Yu Tan, Suh Chien Pang, Alvin Ren Kwang Tng, Tjun Yip Tang, Kun Da Zhuang, Jasmine Ming Er Chua, Kiang Hiong Tay, Tze Tec Chong, Chieh Suai Tan Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Outpatient Percutaneous Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Single-Center Experience
To evaluate the safety of outpatient percutaneous endovascular abdominal aortic repair (PEVAR) versus inpatient PEVAR without or with adjunct procedures. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Tzu-Chin Lo, Chun-Hsien Hsin, Ren-Fu Shie, Sheng-Yueh Yu, Sung-Yu Chu, Po-Jen Ko, I-Hao Su, Ming-Yi Hsu, Chien Ming Chen, Ta-Wei Su Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Transarterial Chemoembolization for the Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases Refractory to First-Line Radiotherapy
To compare the efficacy and safety of transarterial chemoembolization for the palliation of radiotherapy (RT)-failure bone metastases (BMs) with those of re-radiotherapy (Re-RT) in achieving pain relief. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Joichi Heianna, Wataru Makino, Masafumi Toguchi, Tomotaka Iraha, Kazuki Ishikawa, Takeaki Kusada, Hitoshi Maemoto, Shota Takehara, Takuro Ariga, Sadayuki Murayama Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Rectus Sheath Hematoma Associated with the Mynx Vascular Closure Device
This report was exempted from institutional review board approval. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Hyoung Nam Lee, Sun Jun An, Woong Hee Lee, Seung Soo Kim, Dongho Hyun Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

TEMPORARY REMOVAL: Masthead (solution)
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Richard Taus Source Type: research

Avoidance of Nephrectomy and Percutaneous Extraction of Retroperitoneal Calculi Secondary to Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis
Interventional radiologists are infrequently involved in managing xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) except in cases where renal/extrarenal abscess drainage is required. Upasani et  al (1) reported renal artery embolization following failed surgery, averting nephrectomy, but sacrificing the kidney. In limited reports of stone extraction from extra-anatomic cavities (2–4), many devices have been used, including baskets most frequently and rarely endoscopes and lithotripsy, v ia accesses varying from 12 to 34 F. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Jennifer Hennebry, Andreea Stroiescu, Mark Bolger, Caoimhe Byrne, Keith Cross, Anthony Ryan Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

A Rat Model of Frozen Shoulder Demonstrating the Effect of Transcatheter Arterial Embolization on Angiography, Histopathology, and Physical Activity
To assess the angiographic findings and the effects of transcatheter arterial embolization on physical activity and histopathology using a frozen shoulder rat model. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Hidehiko Taguchi, Toshihiro Tanaka, Hideyuki Nishiofuku, Yasushi Fukuoka, Kiyoyuki Minamiguchi, Ryosuke Taiji, Katsutoshi Takayama, Maiko Takeda, Kinta Hatakeyama, Takashi Inoue, Chiho Ohbayashi, Kimihiko Kichikawa Tags: Laboratory Investigation Source Type: research

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Impact of Body Mass Index on Perioperative Complications and Oncologic Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Thermal Ablation for Renal Cell Carcinoma
To determine effect of body mass index (BMI) on safety and cancer-related outcomes of thermal ablation for renal cell carcinoma (RRC). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Wenhui Zhou, Sanna E. Herwald, Raul N. Uppot, Ronald S. Arellano Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided Chemical Component Separation with Botulinum Toxin A prior to Surgical Hernia Repair
US-guided chemical component separation (CCS) of the abdominal musculature using botulinum toxin A can facilitate the surgical repair of large or complex hernias. Eight patients (2 women and 6 men with median age of 54 years [range, 34 –78 years]) underwent preoperative US-guided CCS with hydrodissection before planned surgical repair of large or complex ventral (n = 4), inguinal (n = 2), and flank (n = 2) hernias by 2 interventional radiologists. Technical success rate of US-guided CCS procedures was 100%, and all patients a chieved surgical closure a mean 34.1 days (range, 14–48 days) after US-...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Diego A. Hipolito Canario, Ari J. Isaacson, Jessica A. Martissa, Jessica K. Stewart Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Ureteric Injury after Image-Guided Ablation of Renal Cell Cancer with Irreversible Electroporation
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is postulated to have a lower risk for causing ureteric injury and potentially better preservation of renal function. A case is presented of ureteric injury after IRE of a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) adjacent to the left ureter, which was managed conservatively with retrograde ureteric stent placement. Formal institutional review board approval for this case report was waived. The ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee, the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments, and comparable ethical standards were followed. (Source: Journal of Vascular a...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Helen Ng, Kaiwen Wang, Jon Cartledge, Christy Ralph, Satinder Jagdev, Naveen Vasudev, Selina Bhattarai, Tze Min Wah Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Pulmonary Embolism: Putting the Horse Back in Front of the Cart
The article by Graif et  al (1) summarizing a single-center retrospective comparative study of patients treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) versus large-bore aspiration thrombectomy (LBAT) using the FlowTriever device (Inari Medical, Irvine, California) for acute massive/submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) is of substantial interest to physicians who manage PE. On one hand, this article is well written, includes detailed data on patients treated with 2 different endovascular methods, and highlights the potential opportunity to improve PE care using multimodality therapy. (Source: Journal of Vascular and I...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Suresh Vedantham Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Efficacy of Multichannel Balloon Angioplasty in Calcified Common Femoral Artery Lesions
This report describes 7 cases in which multichannel balloon angioplasty was performed for severely calcified common femoral artery stenosis. After the successful passage of a guidewire through the stenosis, another guidewire with a tip load of 12g or 14 g was passed through a different channel inside the calcified plaques, followed by balloon angioplasty via each route. After the procedure, ankle brachial index improved from 0.49 ± 0.23 to 0.89 ± 0.05 on an average, and 6 of the 7 patients had patent arteries at a median follow-up period of 13 months. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Satoru Nagatomi, Shigeo Ichihashi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Shinichi Iwakoshi, Hidehiko Taguchi, Masahiro Inagaki, Yutaka Yoshiyama, Takahiro Nakai, Yuichi Shimohara, Francesco Bolstad, Kimihiko Kichikawa Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Quantitative Assessment of the Hemodynamic Effects of Intra-Arterial Nitroglycerin on Hepatocellular Carcinoma using Two-Dimensional Perfusion Angiography
To determine the hemodynamic effects of intra-arterial nitroglycerin on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using 2-dimensional (2D) perfusion angiography. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - December 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Hugh McGregor, Christopher Brunson, Gregory Woodhead, Abdul Khan, Charles Hennemeyer, Mikin Patel Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research