[DJR-130 1.0 CE]  Radiation Cataractogenesis: The Progression of Our Understanding and Its Clinical Consequences

In the high-volume and increasingly complex world of image-guided therapy and medical imaging, awareness of the potential risks secondary to occupational radiation exposure in medical professionals needs greater focus. One of these risks is radiation- induced cataracts, a recently recognized entity, which may impact the physician’s professional proficiency, quality of life, and career span. This…

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[DJR-126 1.0 CE] Clinical Predictors of Port Infections in Adult Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

ABSTRACTPurpose: To identify clinical predictors of port infections in adult patients with hematologic malignancies. Materials and Methods: A retrospective chart review identified 223 adult patients (age ! 18 y) with hematologic malignancies, including lymphoma (n 1⁄4 163), leukemia (n 1⁄4 49), and others (n 1⁄4 11), who had a port placed from 2012 to 2015. Early (< 30 d after port placement) and overall port infections…

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[DJR-124 1.0 CE] A Randomized Trial of Endovascular Embolization Treatment in Pelvic Congestion Syndrome: Fibered Platinum Coils versus Vascular Plugs with 1-Year Clinical Outcomes

ABSTRACT Purpose: To compare safety and efficacy of vascular plugs (VPs) and fibered platinum coils (FPCs) for embolization in pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). Materials and Methods: A randomized, prospective, single-center study enrolled 100 women with PCS from January 2014 to January 2015. Patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups, and embolization was performed with FPCs…

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[DJR-123 1.0 CE] Clinical Long-term Outcome after Uterine Artery Embolization: Sustained Symptom Control and Improvement of Quality of Life

ABSTRACT  Purpose: To evaluate long-term clinical efficacy of uterine artery embolization (UAE) for uterine fibroids with respect to symptom control and improvement in quality of life. Materials and Methods: Between October 2000 and October 2007, 380 consecutive women underwent UAE. To determine long- term efficacy, the rate of reinterventions (ie, repeat UAE, hysterectomy, myomectomy) and the clinical…

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[DJR-139 1.0 CE] Society of Interventional Radiology Quality Improvement Standards for Image-Guided Percutaneous Drainage and Aspiration of Abscess and Fluid Collections

Image-guided percutaneous drainage or aspiration of abscesses and abnormal fluid collections (PDAFC) has become the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of choice for a wide variety of fluid collections. The procedures have resulted in reduced morbidity and mortality and have helped to reduce length of hospital stay and hospital costs (1–18). This Society of Interventional Radiology…

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[DJR-138 1.0 CE] Intraprocedural Superior Hypogastric Nerve Block Allows Same-Day Discharge following Uterine Artery Embolization

In a single-arm, nonrandomized, retrospective case-control study, 39 patients (mean age, 44 y) who underwent elective outpatient uterine artery embolization (UAE) with the use of superior hypogastric nerve block (SNHB) for pain control over a period of 3 years were identified. Technical success of SNHB was 87%. Of the 34 patients who received SNHB, 97%…

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[DJR-118 1.0 CE] Evaluation of a Device Combining an Inferior Vena Cava Filter and a Centrai Venous Catheter for Preventing Pulmonary Embolism Among Critically Ill Trauma Patients

ABSTRACTPurpose: To evaluate efficacy and safety of a novel device that combines an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and central venous catheter (CVC) for prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill patients. Materials and Methods: In a multicenter, prospective, single-arm clinical trial, the device was inserted at the bedside without fluoroscopy and subsequently retrieved before transfer…

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[DJR-135 1.0 CE] Quality Improvement Guidelines for Percutaneous Image-Guided Management of the Thrombosed or Dysfunctional Dialysis Circuit

Percutaneous endovascular interventions have been widely used and proven as the standard of care in the management of dysfunctional dialysis access and as an effective alternative compared with similar surgical interventions. This document provides an update on key topics relevant to endovascular management of thrombosed or dysfunctional dialysis access since the first SIR guidelines published…

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[DJR-134 1.0 CE] Prostate Artery Embolization for Giant Prostatic Enlargement: Short-Term Efficacy and Safety

ABSTRACT Eight patients with giant prostatic enlargement > 200 mL and lower urinary tract symptoms who underwent bilateral prostatic artery embolization (PAE) were reviewed. Mean prostate volume decreased from 318.2 mL to 212.2 mL (P < .01). At 5-month mean follow-up, International Prostate Symptom Score decreased by 16.7 points (P < .05), and urinary quality of life improved by 3.0 points…

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[DJR-133 1.0 CE] Central Venous Catheter Tip Position: A Continuing Controversy

There is continuing debate among physicians, nurses, and federal regulatory agencies regarding the correct position for the tip of a central venous catheter. The traditional approach has been to place the catheter tip within the superior vena cava. However, many interventionalists believe that the performance and durability of the catheter will be improved by positioning…

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