Tag: Dialysis access

IN.PACT AV DCB sustained ‘superior’ effectiveness in subgroups with high reintervention...

Several subgroups of patients treated with the IN.PACT AV drug-coated balloon (DCB) for arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) demonstrated a “statistically significant” higher rate of target...

First-in-human study of Wrapsody endoprosthesis yields ‘very promising’ results

Merit Medical Systems has announced positive results from a prospective, observational, first-in-human study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Wrapsody—a self-expanding, cell-impermeable endoprosthesis...

CMS creates new billing code for central venous vascular access system

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized a new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)...

Enrollment starts in postmarket studies of WavelinQ endoAVF system

Enrollment has begun and the first patients have been treated in the postmarket surveillance study, CONNECT-AV, of the WavelinQ (BD) endovascular arteriovenous fistula (endoAVF)...

Wearable device for AV fistula remote monitoring shows promise—but faces commercial...

A new wearable device designed to remotely monitor arteriovenous (AV) fistulae function in dialysis access patients uncovered promising data, leading one set of researchers...

Physician assistant community launches ‘PA Case of the Month’

To help broaden its physician assistant (PA) members’ knowledge of vascular care and help them engage and interact with each other virtually, the Society...

New JVS associate editor for diversity traces footsteps of her mother

It took Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) associate editor Ulka Sachdev-Ost, MD, a while to realize just how much of an impact her mother’s...

Surfacer system IDE study results published

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has announced the publication of the results of its prospective, multicenter SAVE-US (Surfacer system to facilitate access in venous occlusions—United States)...

CX 2020 LIVE: Vascular access session showcases new technologies, debate on...

CX 2020 LIVE’s Vascular Access Consensus panel, including (clockwise from top left): Roger Greenhalgh, Nick Inston, Domenico Valenti, Robert Jones, Robert Shahverdyan and Jennifer...

Registry launches pair of studies on vascular complications related to COVID-19

The new Vascular Surgery COVID-19 Collaborative (VASCC) is ready to start collecting data on two projects. The first study to emerge from the international registry,...

Dispatches from the vascular front: A view of COVID-19’s impact on...

Sharif Ellozy, MD, has had just about as near to a front row seat as it gets to the part of the United States...

National Kidney Foundation releases guideline for vascular access in dialysis patients

The American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) has published the National Kidney Foundation’s KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update, a completely revamped set...

Newly FDA-approved device for central venous occlusions hailed as exciting advance

HOUSTON—These are exciting times in the theater of dialysis access, expert in the field Eric Peden, MD, mused in the latter part of last...