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In this issue, experts from the Division of Vascular Surgery discuss the role of endovascular therapy for Type B Aortic Dissection, choice of dialysis access, endovascular management of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, and the venous ulcer project.

Educational objectives:

 Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the incidence of and risks for developing aortic dissection and explain the role of endovascular therapy in treatment
  • Identify the Describe the options for dialysis access in patients with end-stage renal disease according to current KDOQI guidelines
  • Review endovascular management of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms and identify the components of a dedicated endovascular program for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

Reading Resources:

  1. Singh M, Hager E, Avgerinos E, Genovese E, Mapara K, Makaroun M. Choosing the Correct Treatment for Acute Aortic Type B Dissection. J Cardiovasc Surg 2015; 56(2):217-29.
  2. Neinaber CA, Clough RE. Management of Acute Aortic Dissection. Lancet 2015; 385(9970):800-11.
  3. Murad MH, Sidawy AN, Elamin MB, Rizvi AZ, Flynn DN, McCausland FR, McGrath MM, Vo DH, El-Zoghby Z, Casey ET, Duncan AA, Tracz MJ, Erwin PJ, Montori VM. Timing of Referral for Vascular Access Placement: A Systematic Review. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Nov;48(5 Suppl):31S-3S.
  4. Murad MH, Elamin MB, Sidawy AN, Malaga G, Rizvi AZ, Flynn DN, Casey ET, McCausland FR, McGrath MM, Vo DH, El-Zoghby Z, Duncan AA, Tracz MJ, Erwin PJ, Montori VM. Autogenous Versus Prosthetic Vascular Access for Hemodialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Nov;48(5 Suppl):34S-47S.
  5. National Kidney Foundation. KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines and Clinical Practice Recommendations for 2006 Updates: Hemodialysis Adequacy, Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy and Vascular Access. Am J Kidney Dis 48:S1-S322, 2006 (suppl 1).
  6. Oliver MJ, Quinn RR, Garg AX, Kim SJ, Wald R, Paterson JM. Likelihood of Starting Dialysis After Incident Fistula Creation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Mar;7(3):466-71.

Disclosures:

Drs. Yuo, Chaer, and Ms. Bitner have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services

Dr. Singh has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • CE Speakers’ Bureau: Covidien Medical

Dr. Avgerinos has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Other: Speaking Fees – Gore Medical

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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This activity provides AMA/ACCME Category I CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program

Release Date: 9/3/2015 | Last Modified On: 9/3/2015 | Expires: 9/5/2016

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