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    Needle Tip Visibility in 3D Ultrasound Images.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    Department of Medical Informatics, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Wytemaweg 80, Room Na 2506 Erasmus MC, 3015 CN, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
    Aim: Needle visibility is crucial for effective and safe ultrasound-guided interventional procedures. Several studies have investigated needle visibility in 2D ultrasound imaging, but less information is available for 3D ultrasound imaging, a modality that has great potential for image guidance interventions. We performed a prospective study, to quantitatively compare the echogenicity of various commercially available needles in 3D ultrasound images used in clinical practice under freehand needle introduction. Read More

    Upper-Urinary-Tract Effects After Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) of Human Localised Renal-Cell Carcinoma (RCC) in the IRENE Pilot Phase 2a Ablate-and-Resect Study.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    Department of Urology, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Leipziger Str. 44, 39120, Magdeburg, Germany.
    Purpose: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a new potential ablation modality for small renal masses. Animal experiments have shown preservation of the urine-collecting system (UCS). The purpose of this clinical study was to perform the first evaluation and comparison of IRE's effects on the renal UCS by using urinary cytology, magnetic-resonance imaging, and resection histology in men after IRE of pT1a renal-cell carcinoma (RCC). Read More

    Iodized Oil Transarterial Chemoembolization and Radiofrequency Ablation for Small Periportal Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Comparison with Nonperiportal Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Center, Samsung Cancer Research Institute, Samsung Medical Center, 81 Ilwon-Ro, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
    Purpose: This study aims to evaluate the treatment outcomes of iodized oil transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and subsequent radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for small (≤3 cm) periportal hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared with nonperiportal HCC.

    Methods: Twenty-three patients [periportal group (PG); mean age, 59.8 years; 22 men, 1 woman] with periportal HCC (in contact with the portal vein >3 mm in diameter) and 279 patients [nonperiportal group (NPG); mean age, 59. Read More

    Predictive Parameters for Clinical Outcome in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia Who Underwent Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA): A Systematic Review.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Purpose: To identify possible risk factors in predicting clinical outcome in critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).

    Materials And Methods: PubMed and EMBASE were searched for studies analyzing CLI and clinical outcome after PTA from January 2006 to April 2017. Outcome measures were ulcer healing, amputation free survival (AFS)/limb salvage and overall survival. Read More

    Outcomes of Percutaneous Portal Vein Intervention in a Single UK Paediatric Liver Transplantation Programme.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    Departmentt of Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK.
    Introduction: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), with or without stent placement, has become the treatment of choice for portal vein complications (PVC) following liver transplantation. We aimed to assess long-term outcomes of intervention in paediatric transplant recipients, in a single institution.

    Materials And Methods: 227 children received 255 transplants between November 2000 and September 2016. Read More

    Delayed Bronchocutaneous Fistula Without Pneumothorax Following a Microwave Ablation of a Recurrent Pulmonary Metastasis.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    Department of Interventional Radiology, Centre Léon Bérard, 28 rue Laennec, 69008, Lyon, France.
    Percutaneous tumor ablations are rather safe and effective treatments in selected patients for non-operable non-small cell lung carcinomas or lung metastases. However, there are major complications such as bronchopleural or bronchocutaneous fistula, which it is important to know in order to manage them safely. We describe in this report a case of bronchocutaneous fistula without pneumothorax following a microwave ablation of a recurrent pulmonary metastasis and its management. Read More

    Port Implantation in Patients with Severe Thrombocytopenia is Safe with Interventional Radiology.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 13. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, UKGM University Hospital Marburg, Philipps University Marburg, Baldingerstr. 1, 35043, Marburg, Germany.
    Purpose: Platelet counts <50/nl are often considered a contraindication for surgical and interventional radiology procedures. Yet, there are patients requiring totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAP) in whom normalization of the coagulation state is not feasible. This retrospective study evaluates the safety of interventional radiological TIVAP implantation in patients with severe thrombocytopenia. Read More

    Pretransplant Intra-arterial Liver-Directed Therapy Does Not Increase the Risk of Hepatic Arterial Complications in Liver Transplantation: A Single-Center 10-Year Experience.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 12. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 676 N. St. Clair, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.
    Purpose: To investigate the association between pretransplant intra-arterial liver-directed therapy (IAT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatic arterial complications (HAC) in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) [namely hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) and/or the need for hepatic arterial conduit].

    Methods: A total of 175 HCC patients (mean age: 60 years) underwent IAT with either transarterial chemoembolization or yttrium-90 (90Y) transarterial radioembolization prior to OLT between 2003 and 2013. A matched control cohort of 159 HCC patients who underwent OLT without prior IAT was selected. Read More

    Comparison of Two Endovascular Steerable Robotic Catheters for Percutaneous Robot-Assisted Fibroid Embolization.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 8. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    Vascular and Oncological Interventional Radiology, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Université Paris Descartes Paris Cité Sorbonne, 20 Rue Leblanc, 75015, Paris, France.
    Purpose: To compare outcomes of percutaneous robot-assisted uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) using two different endovascular robotic catheters.

    Methods: Twenty-one patients with a symptomatic uterine fibroid were prospectively enrolled in a single-center study to be treated with a percutaneous robot-assisted embolization using the Magellan system. Fourteen patients were treated using a first generation steerable robotic catheter, version 1. Read More

    Survival Analysis of Advanced HCC Treated with Radioembolization: Comparing Impact of Clinical Performance Status Versus Vascular Invasion/Metastases.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 6. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    Section of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
    Purpose: In this study, we aim to compare the effects of prognostic indicators on survival analysis for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) C patients undergoing yttrium-90 radioembolization (Y-90).

    Methods: A prospectively acquired database (2003-2017) for BCLC C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients that underwent radioembolization with Y-90 was searched. The criteria for BCLC C status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) of 1 or 2, metastases, and/or portal vein thrombosis (PVT)) were recorded. Read More

    Experiments for the Development of a Steerable Microcatheter.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 6. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd, 2-5-8 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002, Japan.
    Purpose: Sumitomo Bakelite has developed a steerable microcatheter with a mechanism on the handle for changing the direction of the catheter tip. Experiments were conducted in an animal model to evaluate the practicality of the catheter with the goal of introduction into clinical use.

    Materials And Methods: The steerable microcatheter has the following specifications: external diameter 2. Read More

    Success Rate and Complications of Sharp Recanalization for Treatment of Central Venous Occlusions.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 6. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20010, USA.
    Purpose: To evaluate success and safety of needle (sharp) recanalization as a method to re-establish access in patients with chronic central venous occlusions.

    Materials And Methods: Thirty-nine consecutive patients who underwent this procedure were retrospectively reviewed to establish success rate and associated complications. In all cases, a 21- or 22-gauge needle was used to restore connection between two chronically occluded segments after conventional wire and catheter techniques had failed. Read More

    Transnasal Snare Technique for Retrograde Primary Jejunostomy Placement After Surgical Gastrojejunostomy.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 6. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health Systems, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA.
    Purpose: To report a transnasal snare technique for retrograde primary jejunostomy placement after surgical gastrojejunostomy.

    Materials And Methods: Two patients underwent the transnasal snare technique for retrograde primary jejunostomy placement. Patients included two females, age 58 and 62. Read More

    Implantation of Unibody Single-Branched Stent Graft for Patients with Type B Aortic Dissections Involving the Left Subclavian Artery: 1-Year Follow-Up Outcomes.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 5. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, 210008, People's Republic of China.
    Objective: To report the early results of castor device, a kind of unibody single-branched stent graft, in the treatment of type B aortic dissection (TBAD) involving the LSA.

    Methods: From April 2013 to February 2014, 21 patients with TBADs underwent TEVAR with LSA revascularization by unibody single-branched stent grafts. Three patients with penetrating aortic ulcers in the aortic arch received additional reconstruction of left common carotid artery with chimney technique. Read More

    C-Arm Cone Beam CT for Intraprocedural Image Fusion and 3D Guidance in Portal Vein Embolization (PVE).
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 5. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    Department of Radiology, Charité, Humboldt-University Medical School, Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Germany.
    Purpose: Portal vein embolization (PVE) is applied in patients with extended oncologic liver disease to induce hyperplasia of the future liver remnant and make resection feasible. Ultrasound (US) guidance is the gold standard for percutaneous portal vein access. This study evaluated feasibility and safety of C-arm cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for needle guidance. Read More

    Safety of the Solitaire 4 × 40 mm Stent Retriever in the Treatment of Ischemic Stroke.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 1. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse 10, 3010, Bern, Switzerland.
    Purpose: Stent retrievers apply mechanical force to the intracranial vasculature. Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the long Solitaire 4 × 40 mm stent retriever for large vessel occlusion in stroke patients.

    Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients treated for acute ischemic large vessel occlusion stroke with the Solitaire 2 FR 4 × 40 device between May and October 2016 at our institution. Read More

    Imaging Findings of Atypical Type II Endoleak Through Vasa Vasorum After Abdominal Endovascular Aneurysm Repair.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 31. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Keio University School of Medicine, 35, Shinanomach, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
    A type II endoleak (T2EL) is the most common endoleak after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), and a persistent T2EL has been occasionally associated with aneurysmal enlargement. Typical findings of a T2EL consist of an endoleak cavity with inflow and outflow arteries of aortic branch vessels. However, an atypical T2EL, in which hypertrophied vasa vasorum and enlargement of a thrombosed aneurysm are observed, has no endoleak cavity. Read More


    Longitudinal Cracking with a Guidewire Tail for Extremely Calcified Lesions in Infrainguinal Arteries: PICKING Technique.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 30. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5-7-1 Fujishiro-dai, Suita, Osaka, 565-8565, Japan.
    Purpose: To report a percutaneous intravascular cracking with a guidewire tail (PICKING) technique to longitudinally crack the underlying calcification and facilitate the balloon catheter passage for the treatment of severely calcified chronic occlusions in the infrainguinal artery.

    Materials And Methods: Three patients underwent PICKING technique between November 2014 and March 2017. The PICKING technique with the stiff tail of 0. Read More

    Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: Current Status, New Developments and Old Controversies.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 30. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    2nd Radiology Department, University General Hospital "ATTIKON", Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1 Rimini Str, Haidari, 12462, Athens, Greece.
    Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally invasive techniques applied for the treatment of vertebral fractures. Since not all vertebral compression fractures are the same, a tailored-based approach is necessary for optimum efficacy and safety results. Nowadays, different cements and materials are proposed as alternatives to the original poly-methylmethacrylate aiming to overcome the limitations and the risks governing its use. Read More


    Temporary Anorgasmia Following Uterine Artery Embolization for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 23. Epub 2017 Aug 23.
    Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University Hospital, 1364 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.
    We report a rare case of temporary anorgasmia following uterine artery embolization (UAE) performed for symptomatic uterine fibroids. To our knowledge, this is only the second time that this complication has been reported in the literature. We briefly explore the possible pathophysiologic explanations for this complication and review the effects of UAE compared to hysterectomy on sexual functioning in women. Read More

    Favorable Outcome of Conservative Management of Extensive Bladder Ischemia Complicating Prostatic Artery Embolization.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 21. Epub 2017 Aug 21.
    2nd Department of Radiology, University of Athens, "Attikon" Hospital, Rimini 1 Street, Chaidari, 12462, Athens, Greece.
    This is a report of a case of bladder ischemia which complicated bilateral prostatic artery embolization in an 80-year-old man with benign prostate hyperplasia and indwelling bladder catheter. Reflux of 100 μm microspheres into superior vesical arteries was the most likely cause. An unenhanced computed tomography (CT) scan performed immediately post-embolization showed retention of contrast in the left anterolateral bladder wall. Read More

    Changes in Perioperative Systolic Blood Pressure in Percutaneous Renal Mass Cryoablation.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 21. Epub 2017 Aug 21.
    Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 120-752, Republic of Korea.
    Objectives: To analyze changes in systolic blood pressure (SBP) in the perioperative period of percutaneous renal mass cryoablation and risk factors.

    Methods: This retrospective study included 54 patients who underwent percutaneous renal cryoablation. SBP before ablation (pre-Tx), during ablation (intra-Tx), immediately after ablation (post-Tx), and before discharge (discharge) were measured using a BP cuff. Read More

    Electromagnetically Navigated In Situ Fenestration of Aortic Stent Grafts: Pilot Animal Study of a Novel Fenestrated EVAR Approach.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 18. Epub 2017 Aug 18.
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany.
    Purpose: Assess electromagnetically guided in situ fenestration of juxtarenal aortic stent grafts in an in vivo model.

    Methods: Using a newly developed electromagnetic guidance system together with a modified, electromagnetically guidable catheter with steerable tip, an electromagnetically trackable guidewire and a custom in situ fenestrateable stent graft, a series of seven animal experiments was performed. In a swine model, stent grafts were placed juxtarenally, covering the renal arteries. Read More

    Endovascular Aneurysm Repair with Balloon Thrombectomy for Acute Thrombosis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 17. Epub 2017 Aug 17.
    Center for Endovascular Therapy, Kobe University Hospital, 7-5-2, Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, 650-0017, Japan.
    Acute occlusion of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a rare complication and is usually treated with surgical reconstruction. We present a case of acute AAA occlusion that was successfully treated by endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with Fogarty balloon thrombectomy. A 77-year-old man with a history of acute myocardial ischemia presented with limb weakness and coldness. Read More

    The Impact of Bridging LRT on Survival in Patients Listed for Liver Transplantation.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 17. Epub 2017 Aug 17.
    PIGI Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    Purpose: Locoregional therapy (LRT) is recommended for certain groups of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) listed for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) with expected wait times greater than 6 months. A retrospective single-center study was performed to evaluate the effect of LRT on the outcomes of patients with HCC listed for OLT.

    Methods: Institutional database was reviewed to identify the patients listed for OLT with HCC (March 1998-December 2010). Read More

    The European Board of Interventional Radiology Examination: A Cross-Sectional Web-Based Survey.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 15. Epub 2017 Aug 15.
    RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.
    Introduction: The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe established the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) as an international examination in Interventional Radiology (IR), in 2010. The main objective of this study was to examine candidates' variables which could influence examination success. The secondary objective was to evaluate candidate feedback. Read More

    CT-Guided Percutaneous Trans-scapular Lung Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesion Nodules of the Superior Lobes Using Large Needles.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 14. Epub 2017 Aug 14.
    Department of Radiology, S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital, University of Perugia Medical School, Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, 06132, Perugia, Italy.
    Purpose: CT-guided percutaneous transthoracic lung needle biopsy (PLB) is an effective procedure for obtaining cyto-histological diagnoses of peripheral lesions. However, upper postero-lateral lung nodules (UPLN) may be difficult to reach using a standard intercostal either anterior or lateral approach or when the nodule is just behind a rib or scapula. We evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of trans-scapular approach (tPLB) in these patients using large-core needles. Read More


    A Review of Adverse Events Related to Prostatic Artery Embolization for Treatment of Bladder Outlet Obstruction Due to BPH.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 9. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Radiology Institute, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, 255, Dr. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar Av., São Paulo, SP, 05403-000, Brazil.
    Introduction: Minimally invasive procedures have gained great importance among the treatments for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) due to their low morbidity. Prostate artery embolization has emerged as a safe and effective alternative for patients with large volume BPH, not suited for surgery.

    Materials And Methods: Low adverse events rates have been reported following prostate artery embolization and may include dysuria, urinary infection, hematuria, hematospermia, acute urinary retention and rectal bleeding. Read More

    Endovascular Creation of an Arteriovenous Fistula (endoAVF) for Hemodialysis Access: First Results.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 7. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    Department of Radiology, Dresden University Hospital, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307, Dresden, Germany.
    Introduction: Surgical creation of a radiocephalic fistula is the gold standard of vascular access for hemodialysis. Recently, an endovascular approach for upper arm fistula creation (endoAVF) has been developed, which may be an alternative to open surgery. We describe a case series of eight cases showing feasibility, early complications and outcome of this novel treatment option. Read More

    Arterial Embolism Occurring During Percutaneous Thrombectomy of Dialysis Graft.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
    Purpose: To evaluate the incidence, management methods and follow-up results of arterial embolism during percutaneous thrombectomy of hemodialysis grafts.

    Materials And Methods: After Institutional Review Board approval, the radiologic database of our department for percutaneous thrombectomy procedure in hemodialysis access was retrospectively reviewed. Between 1998 and June 2014, 2975 percutaneous thrombectomy procedures using thromboaspiration technique were performed in 1524 patients with thrombosed hemodialysis grafts. Read More

    Hepatic Arterial Embolization Using Cone Beam CT with Tumor Feeding Vessel Detection Software: Impact on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Response.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 2. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
    Department of Radiology, Interventional Radiology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10065, USA.
    Purpose: Dedicated tumor feeding vessel detection software (TFVDS) using cone beam CT has shown a higher sensitivity to detect tumor feeding vessels during hepatic arterial embolization (HAE) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared to 2D imaging. Our primary hypothesis was that HCC tumors treated with HAE guided by a TFVDS would show more complete response (CR) than when treated with 2D imaging alone. Secondary analysis of the impact on X-ray exposure was performed. Read More

    Parameters for Stable Water-in-Oil Lipiodol Emulsion for Liver Trans-Arterial Chemo-Eembolization.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 2. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
    Département de Radiologie Interventionnelle, Gustave Roussy, Université Paris-Saclay, 114 Rue Edouard Vaillant, 94805, Villejuif, France.
    Purpose: Water-in-oil type and stability are important properties for Lipiodol emulsions during conventional trans-arterial chemo-embolization. Our purpose is to evaluate the influence of 3 technical parameters on those properties.

    Materials And Methods: The Lipiodol emulsions have been formulated by repetitive back-and-forth pumping of two 10-ml syringes through a 3-way stopcock. Read More

    Micropapillary and/or Solid Histologic Subtype Based on Pre-Treatment Biopsy Predicts Local Recurrence After Thermal Ablation of Lung Adenocarcinoma.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 2. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
    Interventional Radiology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Howard-118, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY, 10065, USA.
    Background: To investigate whether histologic subtyping from biopsies can predict local recurrence after thermal ablation for lung adenocarcinoma.

    Methods: Patients treated with CT-guided thermal ablation for lung adenocarcinoma that had pre-ablation needle biopsy with analysis of histologic components were identified. Age, gender, smoking status, treatment indication (primary stage 1 tumor versus salvage), histologic subtype, ground-glass radiographic appearance, tumor size, ablation modality, and ablation margin were evaluated in relation to time to local recurrence (TTLR). Read More

    Eleven-Year Retrospective Report of Super-Selective Venous Sampling for the Evaluation of Recurrent or Persistent Hyperparathyroidism in 32 Patients.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Aug 2. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
    Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, 1 Silverstein, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.
    Purpose: Parathyroid venous sampling (PAVS) is usually reserved for patients with persistent or recurrent hyperparathyroidism after parathyroidectomy with inconclusive noninvasive imaging studies. A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of super-selective PAVS (SSVS) in patients needing revision neck surgery with inconclusive imaging.

    Materials And Methods: Patients undergoing PAVS between 2005 and 2016 due to persistent or recurrent hyperparathyroidism following surgery were reviewed. Read More

    The Aortic Bifurcation Angle as a Factor in Application of the Outback for Femoropopliteal Lesions in Ipsilateral Versus Contralateral Approaches.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Jul 31. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Affiliated to "Sackler" School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, 52621, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
    Purpose: To assess the technical success of the Outback reentry device in contralateral versus ipsilateral approaches for femoropopliteal arterial occlusion.

    Materials And Methods: A retrospective review of patients treated for critical limb ischemia (CLI) using the Outback between January 2013 and July 2016 was performed. Age, gender, length and site of the occlusion, approach site, aortic bifurcation angle, and reentry site were recorded. Read More

    What is the Best Revascularization Strategy for Acute Occlusive Arterial Mesenteric Ischemia: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Jul 27. Epub 2017 Jul 27.
    Cardiovascular Surgery, IRCCS San Martino-IST University Hospital, Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, 16132, Genoa, Italy.
    Purpose: Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a life-threatening disease that leads to bowel infarction and death. The optimal management of AMI remains controversial. The present meta-analysis aimed to estimate the prognostic impact of surgical (SG) versus endovascular or hybrid intervention (EV) as the first-line treatment for acute arterial occlusive mesenteric ischemia and to assess whether endovascular strategy was actually effective in reducing bowel resection. Read More

    Pressure-Directed Embolization of Hepatic Arteries in a Porcine Model Using a Temporary Occlusion Balloon Microcatheter: Proof of Concept.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Jul 26. Epub 2017 Jul 26.
    Department of Radiology 8756, University of California, San Diego Health Sciences, 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92103-8756, USA.
    Purpose: The purpose of this project was to test the hypothesis that temporary hepatic artery balloon occlusion would favorably alter the distribution of particle emboli within the targeted and nontargeted downstream vascular compartments.

    Materials And Methods: Five Yorkshire pigs underwent transfemoral placement of balloon microcatheters into selected segmental hepatic arteries. A collection catheter was surgically introduced into a downstream hepatic artery branch. Read More

    Trans-splenic Access for Portal Venous Interventions in Children: Do Benefits Outweigh Risks?
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Jul 24. Epub 2017 Jul 24.
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, USA.
    Background: The primary concern of trans-splenic access for portal interventions is the risk of life-threatening intraperitoneal bleeding.

    Objective: To review the clinical indications and efficacy and evaluate the risk factors for intraperitoneal bleeding during trans-splenic portal interventions in children.

    Materials And Methods: A retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent trans-splenic portal interventions at a tertiary care pediatric institution between March 2011 and April 2017 was performed. Read More

    Protection of the Proximal Articular Cartilage During Percutaneous Thermal Ablation of Acetabular Metastasis Using Temperature Monitoring.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Jul 24. Epub 2017 Jul 24.
    Department of Interventional Radiology, University Hospital of Strasbourg, 1 Place de l'hopital, 67000, Strasbourg, France.
    Objective: To review our initial experience in acetabular cartilage protection from thermal injury with temperature monitoring during percutaneous image-guided tumor thermal ablation.

    Materials And Methods: Between June 2015 and December 2016, three consecutive oncologic patients (mean age 58 years; range 48-67 years) with acetabular bone metastasis underwent percutaneous image-guided thermal ablation procedures along with hip joint cartilage thermal monitoring. Due to the close proximity of the metastatic lesion to the acetabular articular cartilage, a thermosensor device was placed under CT and fluoroscopic guidance near the acetabular roof and next to the ablation zone in order to monitor the local temperature around the articular cartilage. Read More

    Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation Using a New Electrode with an Electromagnetic Position Sensor for Hepatic Tumors Difficult to Place an Electrode: A Preliminary Clinical Study.
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Jul 19. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
    Statistics and Data Center, Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
    Purpose: To evaluate whether a new electrode embedded with an electromagnetic position sensor (EMPS) improves the technical feasibility of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with hepatic tumors difficult to place an electrode under ultrasonography (US) guidance and to assess short-term therapeutic efficacy and safety.

    Materials And Methods: This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from all patients. Between January 2015 and December 2016, 10 patients (7 men and 3 women; age range 52-75 years) with a single hepatic tumor (median 1. Read More

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