The medical student guide to the updated SIR guidelines for managing thrombotic and bleeding risk in IR patients

Sanjog Singh MS4, University of New Mexico School of Medicine Chris Gutjahr, Assistant Professor in Interventional Radiology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine  Even the newest of IR trainees quickly come to realize that the prevention and management of bleeding is an incredibly important consideration for any image-guided intervention. Read more…

Clinical Predictors of Port Infections in Adult Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

Review by: Rei Mitsuyama, Brown University, 2020 Introduction             Hematologic malignancies are a heterogeneous group of cancers for which cytotoxic chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment. Patients often require ports (implantable venous access systems) to maintain reliable venous access for drug administration. Despite advances in antimicrobial therapy and dedication to Read more…

One-Year Analysis of the Prospective Multicenter SENTRY Clinical Trial: Safety and Effectiveness of the Novate Sentry Bioconvertible Inferior Vena Cava Filter

Monica Matsumoto, MS4, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the leading cause of death from venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease and is an important, preventable source of morbidity and mortality globally1. The incidence of PE has been rising with substantial treatment-associated costs, with the estimated cost Read more…

Outcomes of Transcatheter Arterial Embolization with a Modified N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate Glue for Spontaneous Iliopsoas and Rectus Sheath Hematomas in Anticoagulated Patients

Rei Mitsuyama, MS2, MD Student, Brown University Summary:             Spontaneous iliopsoas and rectus sheath hematomas arising in patients on anticoagulant therapy are more likely to require embolic treatment rather than conservative management. Of the numerous embolic agents available, Glubran 2 NBCA-MS glue seems to be an efficacious option that causes Read more…