Tag: vascular access

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)...

AVFs contribute to higher survival of hemodialysis patients with COVID-19

A new study, published online in The Journal of Vascular Access (JVA), suggests that arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) contribute to higher survival of hemodialysis patients with COVID-19. Authors Ahmet Murt,...

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...

COVID-related hypercoagulability linked to elevated malfunction rate in temporary hemodialysis catheters

Hypercoagulability in COVID-19 patients leads to an increase in the malfunction rate of temporary hemodialysis catheters—but heparin locking of the catheters is linked to...

Risk of ‘feared’ ischemic steal syndrome comparable for tapered and non-tapered...

In a recent systematic review and meta-analysis, Venkata Sai Jasty, from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tuscon, Arizona, and colleagues found...

SAVE registry finds Surfacer system safe and effective

The Surfacer Inside-Out access catheter system device (Bluegrass Vascular) is safe and effective for patients with thoracic central venous obstruction requiring central venous access....

Artery-to-vein AVF technique found to improve hemodynamics, increasing maturation and patency

A new study carried out on both patients and rats shows that artery-to-vein configuration of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) improves hemodynamics and decreases hyperplasia in...

Ultrasound-guided PTA is a ‘valuable tool’ in vascular access stenosis

Routine ultrasound-guided percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is a feasible treatment for native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) dysfunction, according to a recent study by Antonio Granata,...

JVS study shows advantages of Ellipsys system in dialysis access creation

A new study shows significant benefits of the Ellipsys vascular access system (Avenu Medical) in easily and safely creating durable vascular access for end-stage...

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...