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history is an 86 year old female with a history of osteoporosis and prior vertebral compression fractures presenting to the emergency department with complaints of back pain after a recent fall.

Now she has point tenderness that was noted at the mid thoracic level, no discrete neurologic deficits like radiculopathy bladder or bowel symptoms or numbness was noted but she did have trouble ambulating without assistance which was not at her baseline and that was attributed mostly to her pain.

She had no history of malignancy, no prior surgeries and no evidence of any systemic or active infection. Given that she was an ED, they went straight to the CT. And here on the spatial view of the thoracic spine you can see multilevel compression fractures,

the one that's the most prominent is at the T6 level but given her underlying osteopenia and osteoporosis you really can't tell the acuity of these fractures, there were no real priors for comparison purposes. She was admitted to the general medicine inpatient service for pain control.

After 3 days of continued pain despite medical management as well as the inability to ambulate independently due to her pain intolerance our service was consulted for a possible vertebroplasty. We went up to see her , examined her,

found that she still had pain at that mid thoracic level and we recommended an MRI. Here we have the spacial view the thoracic spine which kind of correlates with the physical exam and her presenting symptoms. This is a star sequence which has a short tell in version recovery sequence that demonstrate the myeloma.

Not only have that T6 level, but one right below it at the T7 level. We kinda of see.>> I'm trying to put it that way. Is it this way? >> Yeah great.

Here and here. So given her presenting symptoms and what we see on imaging we proceeded with vertebroplasty. Here on the first image, you can kind of see on an oblique view, the outline of the pedicle which we go down the barrel making

sure not to violate the medeal wall. Once you are able to contact the posterior wall, the vertebral body, you can go on the lateral view, and go in. And here you kind of see in the thoracic level,

we went up both levels with 13 gauge needles. And we proceeded with cement insertion to the vertebral body. So at hospital admission her visual analog pain scale was 10 out of 10. 24 hours after vertebroplasty was reported that she had significant improvement in her symptoms,

rating at 2 out of 10. In addition, she was slowly able to ambulate without assistance, kind of going back to her base line level. 48 hours after the procedure,she

was discharged back to her skilled nursing facility. So, the scope of my presentation today is just gonna basically horn in on the things we do before you actually take a patient to vertebroplasty. In an inpatient setting,

really easy. The patient has being worked up, they're having persistent pain, they go to you. Pretty cut and dry but if you're having this patient referred to you, at an outpatient clinic,

being referred by a PA and PE or some urgent care clinic without the appropriate work up. It's really important to kinda see all the variables that are involved in the management of these patients before you take them to vertebroplasty. So that you can educate the patient as well as be a valuable resource to your referring providers.

So I'll talk a little bit about compression fractures.

projects that I care about I've become very involved in the treatment of back pain in women women get back pain for

different reasons than men twenty percent of the time the cause of the back pain is not in the vertebral column of the neural foramina or the disc it's in the paravertebral soft tissues or the soft tissues anterior to the sacrum in

the pelvis so every tuesday i see five to seven women who've been told they're crazy by orthopedic or neurosurgeons because they have sciatica but their MRI is normal because they looked there and they don't look over there

so I just published a paper on gender bias and female back pain and it's taken me 12 years of work this began as you guys remember me doing tarlof cysts and then it's expanded into other causes of sciatica like endometriosis cyclicals

sciatica in women from endometriosis on their lumbosacral plexus now most people have never even heard of that but it's a real thing so and this in the BMJ when you publish there has to be a patient impact statement so the patient in the

case report wrote this wonderful letter so this is a series of six papers that has taken me ten years to write so when you have these ongoing projects it gets you up in the morning it keeps you engaged and so um I've worked very hard

on this area of tart of cysts and it'll take about ten or fifteen years to change medical practice because it takes about that long for physicians to change what they do I'll skip through this but this is how you treated you put in two

needles into the cyst you aspirate fluid from one air goes in the other then you inject fibrin glue and it works about 72 percent of the time it's really easy

of these issues filters are generally still use or were used up until a few years ago or five years ago almost exclusively and then between five years and a decade ago there was this new concept of proximal protection or flow

reversal that came about and so this is the scenario where you don't actually cross the lesion but you place a couple balloons one in the external carotid artery one in the common carotid artery and you stop any blood flow that's going

through the internal carotid artery overall so if there's no blood flowing up there then when you cross the lesion without any blood flow there's nothing nowhere for it to go the debris that that is and then you can angioplasty and

or stent and then ultimately place your stent and then get out and then aspirate all of that column of stagnant blood before you deflate the balloons and take your device out so step-by-step I'll walk through this a couple times because

it's a little confusing at least it was for me the first time I was doing this but common carotid artery clamping just like they do in surgery right I showed you the pictures of the surgical into our directa me they do the vessel loops

around the common carotid approximately the eca and the ICA and then actually of clamping each of those sites before they open up the vessel and then they in a sequential organized reproducible manner uncle Dee clamp or unclamp each of those

sites in the reverse order similar to this balloon this is an endovascular clamping if you will so you place this common carotid balloon that's that bottom circle there you inflate you you have that clamping that occurs right

so what happens then is that you've taken off the antegrade blood flow in that common carotid artery on that side you have retrograde blood flow that's coming through from the controller circulation and you have reverse blood

flow from the ECA the external carotid artery from the contralateral side that can retrograde fill the distal common carotid stump and go up the ica ultimately then you can suspend the antegrade blood flow up the common

carotid artery as I said and then you clamp or balloon occlude the external carotid artery so now if you include the external carotid artery that second circle now you have this dark red column of blood up the distal common carotid

artery all the way up the internal carotid artery up until you get the Circle of Willis Circle of Willis allows cross filling a blood on the contralateral side so the patient doesn't undergo stroke because they've

got an intact circulation and they're able to tolerate this for a period of time now you can generally do these with patients awake and assess their ability to tolerate this if they don't tolerate this because of incomplete circle or

incomplete circulation intracranial injury really well then you can you can actually condition the patient to tolerate this or do this fairly quickly because once the balloons are inflated you can move fairly quickly and be done

or do this in stepwise fashion if you do this in combination with two balloons up you have this cessation of blood flow in in the internal carotid artery you do your angioplasty or stenting and post angioplasty if need be and then you

aspirate your your sheath that whole stagnant column of blood you aspirate that with 320 CC syringes so all that blood that's in there and you can check out what you see in the filter but after that point you've taken all that blood

that was sitting there stagnant and then you deflate the balloons you deflate them in stepwise order so this is what happens you get your o 35 stiff wire up into the external carotid artery once it's in the external cart or you do not

want to engage with the lesion itself you take your diagnostic catheter up into the external carotid artery once you're up there you take your stiff wire right so an amp lats wire placed somewhere in the distal external carotid

artery once that's in there you get your sheath in place and then you get your moment devices a nine French device overall and it has to come up and place this with two markers the proximal or sorry that distal markers in the

proximal external carotid artery that's what this picture shows here the proximal markers in the common carotid artery so there's nothing that's touched that lesion so far in any of the images that I've shown and then that's the moma

device that's one of these particular devices that does proximal protection and and from there you inflate the balloon in the external carotid artery you do a little angiographic test to make sure that there's no branch

proximal branch vessels of the external carotid artery that are filling that balloon is inflated now in this picture once you've done that you can inflate the common carotid artery once you've done that now you can take an O on four

wire of your choice cross the lesion because there's no blood flow going so even if you liberated plaque or debris it's not going to go anywhere it's just gonna sit there stagnant and then with that cross do angioplasty this is what

it looks like in real life you have a balloon approximately you have a balloon distally contrast has been injected it's just sitting there stagnant because there's nowhere for it to go okay once the balloons are inflated you've

temporarily suspends this suspended any blood flow within this vasculature and then as long as you confirm that there's no blood flow then you go ahead and proceed with the intervention you can actually check pressures we do a lot of

pressure side sheath pressure measurements the first part of this is what the aortic pressure and common carotid artery pressures are from our sheath then we've inflated our balloons and the fact that there's even any

waveform is actually representative of the back pressure we're getting and there's actually no more antegrade flow in the common carotid artery once you've put this in position then you can stent this once the stent is in place and you

think you like everything you can post dilated and then once you've post dilated then you deflate your balloon right so you deflate your all this debris that's shown in this third picture is sitting there stagnant

you deflate the external carotid artery balloon first and then your common carotid artery and prior to deflating either the balloons you've aspirated the blood flow 320 CC syringes as I said we filter the contents of the third syringe

to see if there's any debris if there's debris and that third filter and that third syringe that we actually continue to ask for eight more until we have a clean syringe but there's no filter debris out because

that might tell us that there's a lot of debris in this particular column of blood because we don't want to liberate any of that so when do you not want to use this well what if the disease that you're dealing with extends past the

common carotid past the internal carotid into the common carotid this device has to pass through that lesion before it gets into the external carotid artery so this isn't a good device for that or if that eca is occluded so you can't park

that kampf balloon that distal balloon to balloon sheath distally into the external carotid artery so that might not be good either if the patient can't tolerate it as I mentioned that's something that we assess for and you

want to have someone who's got some experience with this is a case that it takes a quite a bit of kind of movement and coordination with with the physician technologists or and co-operators that

Sean I know you have not seen these slides at all you wanted I John can talk about this with his eyes closed so it's

not like there's anything but this is the data that was published from the Jade publishing jvi are from what Sean has written and it's just the current standards relating to what you should be expecting what we tell our patients that

they should expect for outcomes as it relates to uterine artery embolization again I'm not really here to try to point this I know you can google these you can get the information yourself but just to say that all of our procedures

have risk and we need to be clear with our patients about them now I believe that with all of these risks combined the benefits of doing uterine fibroid embolization for most patients is far greater than the risk and that's why I

really do have my practice so these are the benefits right shorter hospital stay and I would say more cost-effective and that is really debatable because gynecologists have become smarter and smarter now they're doing like same-day

hysterectomies if you have a vaginal hysterectomy then maybe a UFE is not as cost-effective because they don't have to do an MRI beforehand and they don't get an MRI afterwards and do all of that anyway and if you look at the long-term

cost of that then maybe having a hysterectomy in some patients could be that but we know for sure that patients are more satisfied when they get a embolization procedure than in my MEC to me not in the beginning run because the

procedure can be very painful that is not the procedure itself is painful but post embolization syndrome which could last anywhere from five to seven days can can be very painful again this is the comparative data that was published

by dr. Spees who is our gold medal winner this year understand a lot a lot of work in this space has allowed us to have this conversation with our gynecology partners but also with our patients as we talked about like when

can you return to work how long are you going to be all for you know am I going to need extra child care or whatever how long would I be in the hospital this information helps us to inform our patients about that then on average

you'll stay in the hospital around you know a day or so and most uterine artery embolization procedures are same-day procedures and interventional radiologists are doing these in freestanding centers as well as other

providers without any issues so we're almost down to the end we know that fibroid embolization is proven to be an effective and durable a procedure for controlling patient symptoms it's minimally invasive and it's outpatient

most patients can go back to some normal activity in one to two weeks it has a low complication rates and some patients mein neatest to surgery and should have surgery so in our practice we send around 1/3 of our patients or so to

surgery and the reason that that is that high is that patients are allowed to come and see myself or dr. de riz Nia from the street they do not have to be referred from their gynecologist and so they're just coming from the street then

you will be referring them to a gynecologist because of some of the things that may not make them a good candidate for embolization such as this

I'm Nikki Jensen Nicole is what my mother calls me but that's alright thank you all for joining us today I am the clinical resource nas I work in a clinical nurse specialist position I graduated in May so I'll finally be called the clinical nurse specialist

after I passed my boards in nonvascular radiology so at Mayo Clinic Rochester we are kind of split up between I are in our IR practice where we have non vascular procedural Center CT MRI ultrasound guided procedures we'll go

over a list of our standard perform procedures as well as our neuro interventional and vascular interventional practice so Kerri and I work in the non vascular so we do not do any neuro interventional or vascular

vascular interventional procedures so these guidelines are going to focus on your LR CT or ultrasound guided procedures how many of you went to the combined session this morning great this is going to be an overview because what

we saw presented there really reiterates what we are have brought into our practice but then we're also going to share how we created nursing guidelines and how we rolled that into our practice this is Carrie Carrie is a staff nurse

in our department I worked as a staff nurse for seven years prior to this position I've been in this position now for four years and really enjoy it I do want to give a little shout-out to Carrie and I presented or sorry we

published an article in the June 28th volume 37 issue - that really coincides with our presentation today so I would encourage you to read that publication and then you'll get additional information on how we did this yes all

right we have nothing to disclose unfortunately or fortunately right so the purpose of this presentation is to help you all understand the importance of creating reviewing the literature

understanding your for one your coagulation casket as well cascade as well as anticoagulants that are out there or new up-and-coming medications and understanding that yes it's very important to establish and create these

guidelines so that within your practice you don't have differing radiologists that have differing opinions if you're working with doctor so-and-so today you need to worry about these labs if you're working with you know dr. Johnson

tomorrow he doesn't care about the labs we did this to help standardize that to help reduce the amount of questions our nurses have how many times we're interrupting our radiologists but then also we need to take into consideration

the importance of the patients and their different disease processes and we'll be going over that too so it's nice to have established guidelines but then also we need to take into consideration why patients are on certain medications this

here is our list of objectives I'm not going to read them for you you can all read them and we've provided you all with handouts too but really we want to just help kind of explain mechanism of actions and different medications and

how we established our guidelines this here is where Kari and I come from full disclosure we do have snow on the ground so these pictures were not taken before we came we are really enjoying this nice warm weather but for those of you who

are not familiar with the history of Mayo Clinic in Rochester who we have a hundred and fifty plus year tradition of implementing evidence-based care to assure the needs of our patient come first we are divided up into one

downtown campus but we have three different main areas so we have our st. Mary's Hospital this is where Kerry is based out of this is this houses most all of our ICUs as well as most all of our inpatients so we do a lot of

inpatients but we also see outpatients in this hospital Rochester Methodist Hospital this is where our he mock patients typically are we do have one ICU within Hospital as well but then right here my

office is right there this is our Mayo downtown campus so this is where most of our patients come for outside procedures or outpatient diagnostic imaging exams this here is the group that I'm part of the clinical nursing specialist group

within our clinical nursing specialist group there are 77 of us there are five like myself clinical resources as we have not graduated as of yet I'm right there in the middle w

that work in over 70 ambulatory areas in 58 inpatient areas we also support some areas in our Arizona and Florida campuses and then we have Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals that are scattered throughout Iowa

Wisconsin in Minnesota as well I am the only one in radiology across all of our

a little bit more systemic versus catheter directed thrombolysis so once you've decided that a patient needs TPA what are the differences here well if

you give patients systemic TPA you're gonna give them a much more rapid delivery this is for those patients who have high-risk PE they're the ones who are coding for those patients you give them 200 milligrams of IV usually you

get 50 first and then another 150 over a very short time period they have a very high risk of bleeding as a result of that a catheter is much slower you're gonna infuse one milligram maybe which is what I think most people do

over several hours maybe a few maybe a day so it's slower targeted versus non targeted well catheter is much more targeted you're gonna give Pete you're gonna give the TPA right into the

pulmonary arteries that's the whole point in our in our thought process as a result you give a lot less drug so when you give a patient based off of some of the trials 24 milligrams of TPA over a 24-hour period that's a lot less than

200 milligrams in a 10 minute period and then the bleeding risk is very different for these patients catheter based treatments have a high bleeding risk but it's possibly lower than the initial bleeding risk of patients getting

systemic TPA so I wanted to go through a

thrombectomy is another popular way of treating patients there's a lot of different aspiration catheters the SPX catheter is actually not available currently in the US but what it basically is I can have the rectum a

device that spins in such backlot the Indigo thrombectomy system from penumbra is a yet another device that sucks out clot I think many of us have used that it's kind of like a vacuum cleaner but usually more like a dust

hand vac where it's going to suck up thrombus the angio vac is much more like a Hoover where you're going to use and put a patient on veno-venous bypass that requires a 22 French sheath and a 17 French sheath but that will take out

thrombus I personally prefer using NGO vac in the IVC in big large thrombus for that and not in the pulmonary arteries because it's very inflexible but it's very very useful in a few patient populations in

all of these devices there is no TPA that needs to be given you're just sucking out the clot and you're actually removing it from the patient's body rather than dissolving it and sending it downstream the drawbacks on all of these

devices is their larger access points the SP or X is around six French although that's not that much bigger penumbra device is 8 French and the as we mentioned the angio vac is 22 French

to talk about is indirect angiography this is kind of a neat trick to suggest to your intervention list as a problem solver we were asked to ablate this lesion and it looked kind of funny this patient had a resection for HCC they

thought this was a recurrence so we bring the comb beam CT and we do an angio and it doesn't enhance so this is an image here of indirect port ography so what you can do is an SMA run and see at which point along the

run do you pacify the portal vein and you just set up your cone beam CT for that time so you just repeat your injection and now your pacifying the entire portal vein even though you haven't selected it and what to show

well this was a portal aneurysm after resection with a little bit of clot in it the patient went on some aspirin and it resolved in three months so back to our first patient what do you do for someone who has HCC that's invading the

heart this patient underwent 2y 90s bland embolization microwave ablation chemotherapy and SBRT and he's an eight-year survivor so it's one of those things where certainly with the correct patient selection you can find the right

things to do for someone I think that usually our best results come from our interdisciplinary consensus in terms of trying to use the unique advantages that individual therapies have and IO is just one of those but this is an important

lesson to our whole group that you know a lot of times you get your best results when you use things like a team approach so in summary there are applications to IO prior to surgery to make people surgical candidates there are definitive

treatments ie your cancer will be treated definitively with curative intent a lot of times we can save when people have tried cure intent and weren't able to and obviously to palliate folks to try to buy them time

and quality of life thermal ablation is safe and effective for small lesions but it's limited by the adjacent anatomy y9t is not an ischemic therapy it's an ablative therapy you're putting small ablative radioactive particles within

the lesion and just using the blood supply as a conduit for your brachytherapy and you can use this as a new admin application to make people safer surgical candidates when you apply to the entire ride a panic globe

thanks everyone appreciate it [Applause] [Music]

about you rolled out the radiant in 2015 and all of this data is great but it's reliant on the nurses documenting it in

all their different areas so how did you did you actually when you built this dashboard did you leave blanks because you just didn't have the data available or did you circle back around and hold the nurses accountable how did you do

that trying to motivate them and engage them rather than it looking like a disciplinary action because you're showing that they're not documenting appropriately yes and that's part of our journey from 2013 we started all these

projects it became evident that document documentation was important when it came to the data and so we actually started training from our technologists and and then to our nurses we created standard work for how they documented time stamps

I'm at different points in the process we audit we audited that for a while to make sure that they were compliant with that documentation so so we embarked on a lot of projects and I did a to greenbelt projects I did one in

interventional radiology and I did one on beginning complete because you really have to start at the ground and if people's reporting is not good you have to fix it so we have a definition for beginning complete for our

technologists which cleaned their data up then we did a project with Jeannie's nurses around and Tommy did some auditing around the time stamps in their system and that took a long time so yes you have to clean your data up first

and that takes projects in order and we also did Tommy led all of us to look at our data and a data validate sort of like Gilbert's thing you know so is it really valid and so we did a lot of work around that as well

the nurses do with themselves and the nursing supervisor did it as well to make sure and the technologists help you with that because what we found is when we handed the data to the nurses and we had them do their audits it was more

impactful than when we did it how would you say your start times improved from pre project pre dashboard to current how did you measure that was the time yes so that was actually interesting especially in interventional radiology because it

it when we started rolling off the Huddle's and the dashboards we had some participation in the with the technologists and the nurses and the providers doing their Huddle's and looking at the information and then

there was a period of time when they stopped doing that and they actually and they actually saw a drop in there on time starts so when we started up they were around maybe 40% on-time start and then when they consistently did their

Huddle's and looked at the - would I use the information they quickly jumped to 60 65 percent so and when they stopped dropped again so it was sort of it proved that that the tools actually worked and now they're actually going

back and owning the work of their own to continue T their Huddle's and use the dashboards in real time yeah rome wasn't built in a day and would you say that this is significantly impacted employee engagement yes I will definitely say it

has previously we had a real sort of segmented nursing work you know silo's and now we have like this cohesive team of nursing and and physicians and technologists working together in IR I will say also part of

our leadership team crisp as part of this as well our senior leaders we did a job we did a change in sort of our leadership structure so before it was like the physicians they led their physicians the technologists led their

technician technologists and the nurses led theirs well we in got a team together so we have a nurse manager the chair of interventional radiology the nursing supervisor and the nursing technologist

and supervisor and we lead as a team now and so we look at volumes together we look at budgets together we look at staffing together so it's not no longer just leading in silos so with that consistency in that that that sort of

got them all together and then so then they see that you can't hit a technologist against a nurse in a physician against a nurse or a technologist because we're all one team and that was a big part of helping this

out yeah sorry before that I was just going to talk about how important leadership was in this so Chris is our operations manager and I would say she made all of this perseverance tommy's the brains I'm the Brawn so I

would like to ask you give more details on the culture like what you were just describing about becoming a multidisciplinary team sure um that's a good vision but practically how did you accomplish so the culture was really

really hard and my Greenbelt project that I did back in 2013 was not successful because of the culture and what we learned was that we had to do something about the culture Jeannie alluded to the fact that our our

department chair dr. chair Toth and our administrative director Karen Buttrey talked to me about this and and they decided it was important that they had leadership teams in each modality so every modality and radiology has a

leader it is the division director the technologists lead and if there's a nurse a nursing lead they meet once a month tommy's does the score cards for them they bring their score cards they bring their a3 reports on

their strategic plan and they sit as a group I sit with them as well and we talk about how they're aligning their strategy to their work what the culture is like and do we need help sometimes we bring HR in if we think we need help

and geney's done a lot of leadership training with the nurses she's very good at it we have Conaty so we've partnered with Dartmouth and we send different teams to Conaty to learn leadership training this

has been really this all started really in 2013 and it continues today and we work just as hard on it as we did in 2013 Neverending yeah and I was part of that Conaty training and it was phenomenal so

it was two of the IR physicians myself the business manager and another radiology technologist supervisor and so really we had to work on a project together and it really brought us together to understand each other's work

and for um I feel like probably the strongest you know asset I have is relationships and and making those connections and nursing wasn't my first career I did practice management and so I worked for a doctor's office and I

kind of know that you have to sort of make sure that everyone understands that we're all trying to get we're all trying to take care of the patient and we all have different responsibilities to do so and there's a crossover if we fight

against each other then nothing's going to work and so that was where I I feel like I probably did the best these again you know brains and brawn and I was just sort of like let's make it all work together people with it so

was that something that you had to work into the amount of hours that it takes to maintain the new task that was being asked for yes so the documentation is part of their work to take care of the patient so for a technologist for

example when they go get the patient from the waiting room they start the beginning the exam in Radian those are things they need to do - as part of the EMR to actually accomplish their work so that was by design already part of their

workflow we just had to make sure that they were all doing it at the same point in time so for example before we standardized the definitions we would have some technologists who would begin the exam when they went to go again the

patient some will do it after they had set up the rooms so we have to standardize all of it so the data was measuring at the same points and for the nurses as well as part of their documentation as they work up the

patient so it's all part of the flow the other thing we do that I want to mention quickly because we're out of time is rounding so rounding is really important so I am the operations manager I probably around three times a day in

every modality and as an example I was just in mr and I saw a red button on their dashboard and I said why aren't we 19 minutes behind and somebody had forgot to complete the exam and everybody was there and they were

talking to me about it and they said yep and they ran back and they you know so I stay engaged the supervisors Jeanne I have two other supervisors tomy rounds you have to keep the conversation going you can't just build these and think

they're gonna take care of themselves because they're not you have to really do that disciplined rounding work so thank you everyone very much yeah thank you and just some related articles that

other other institutions have used for healthcare dashboards I found really really great so I don't know if this is true but I think they're going to send the slides after yeah conference oh yeah yeah afterwards we're happy to stay here

thank you

so we have some human factors that reduce situational awareness situational

awareness is our mental model of the world around us so I'm sure you're all very familiar with your interventional radiology rooms your CT rooms your MRI rooms and it may take you a little while because of

different human factors that are going on many of which I have listed here to realize that perhaps over a weekend weekend a blue wall got painted beige so some of these factors are insufficient communication fatigue and stress task

overload tasks under load group mindset press on regardless mentality have you ever had that from some of your Doc's in the IR room it's like you've got three cases to go and you know it's getting time that you know your staff have been

there for a while and they're let's push on we gotta get these cases done we're really opening ourselves up for air so again here's that action versus non action so we could really have some of that non action and maybe reassess those

patients and see if we can't have them wait till the next day it's a little bit safer to do those procedures and degraded operating conditions so I have a little test ready all right so this is actually a commercial that came out of

the UK and the UK was using this to heighten awareness for their drivers for motorcyclists being on the road but what it goes through is that we have a kind of a clue a clue ask type of setting where we have our trench coat detective

and we have a lineup of suspects for the murder of Lord Smythe who unfortunately is there on the floor and he's going to go through his lineup and ask them questions and he's gonna name the question but this is about the

world around you I want you to pay attention not only to what's going on but there are things that are happening in that environment that are changing and I'd like you to see how many you notice while you're watching our

detective go through his inquiry clearly somebody in this room murdered Lord Smythe who at precisely 3:30 4:00 this afternoon was brutally bludgeoned to death with a blunt instrument I want each of you to tell me your whereabouts

and precisely the time that this dastardly deed took place I was polishing the brass in the master bedroom I was buttering his Lordships scones below stairs so what I was planting my petunias in the potting shed

cussed of all a rest lady Smythe but how did you know madam has any horticulturist will tell you one does not plant petunias until May is out take her away it's just a matter of observation the

real question is how observant were you all right so how many changes did you happen to see I was gonna say would it surprise you I hit stop it in time um would it surprise you that there were 21 changes during this little yeah yeah

right yeah so how many caught late about five yeah but yeah right right so that's why communication is important and it is often one of those human factors that we don't pay attention to how key communication is in

preventing patient safety errors so let's take a look at what we what we did or didn't see clearly somebody in this room murdered Lord Smythe who at precisely 3:30 4:00 this afternoon was brutally bludgeoned to death with a

blunt instrument I want each of you to tell me your whereabouts at precisely the time that this dastardly place I was polishing the brass I was buttering his Lordships scones below stairs or something but I was fucking my petunias

in the potting shed touch the ball arrest lady Smythe right right originally yes is to increase that situational awareness where you've got motorcycles coming in from sides or in front or behind you or coming you know

all different directions that's what that was originally done for but there are a lot of those situational videos that are out there the probably the most famous is the one with the gorillas and you've got like I don't know ten people

that have the basketball and they're in different shirts and the task is you're supposed to watch the number of times that the white shirts versus the black shirts catch the ball right and in the middle of it comes this dancing gorilla

and most of the people miss the dancing gorilla because you're so focused on watching the ball well the same thing here you're so busy watching our trench coat detective interview to get to the end who did it

cuz you know they're gonna tell you I told you who's that they're gonna let you know who did it that you've miss all those things that are occurring around you so the reason why I did this is because it does involve a lot of

situational awareness and and situational awareness is around us every day and when we're taking care of our patients so it's those little things that we see when we see those changes in the monitor of our patient those little

things that happen in the room that you know maybe they're doing some reconstruction in your IR lab and your your MRI or something and and you've got to do a little workaround well that's not in your and we're gonna cover this a

little bit later with James riesen but that's not what you're used to and so your situational awareness changes and if you don't realize what's going on you may miss something and that something may be something very significant for

your patient and that's where those human factors come in where we have task overload under load communication factors that press on regardless how dangerous that can actually be so James

so this is our MGH page we started it about a year ago check it out if you guys like it some pretty good cases we mostly post cases some policy stuff industry and changing things it's not purely cases but certainly take a look if you like it give us a follow so what

I have today is I have two cases that I picked and you know for all the thousands of cases that all these huge academic medical centers do I tried to pick a couple that might be a little interesting and that aren't being done

in all the different centers across the institution so I'll start off with the first which is an endovascular AVF creation so what's nice about this is that you know what we see so far from this is that the length of stay impact

has been certainly reduced in certainly the maturation times and the Rhian turn re intervention rates have been reduced so I'll go through this and normally wouldn't go step by step for a few things but I think you know not all

institutions are doing this yet I think that you will I do think this is going to be a shift for a lot of the dialysis patients and everybody who works anion knows what a huge impact it is the ESRD patients is just astronomical the

numbers of them it's just continuing to rise so procedural steps the first step is you're going to access the brachial vein advance the guide Y down to the ulna insert a six French sheath and perform a vena Graham and the rationale

for that of course is to make sure you don't have any issues centrally some centers do that in advance some centers don't I will mention also that the ultrasound mapping is absolutely critical to make sure that

you get the right patient you start off by seeing them in the outpatient clinic and then you're going to go and have them have vascular ultrasound to make sure you have a good candidate so the next is you're gonna access the brachial

artery same thing advance your guide wire down to the ulna from there you're gonna insert the venous side now this is one of two approved vendors that will allow you to do an endovascular creation this was a wave link it's a to stick

system and it requires two catheters which is why you see the next step is pretty much repeated but just flipping it to the arterial side so from there there's a magnetic zone it actually has like a little canoe so it's got a

backing of a ceramic sort of a space there if you can think of sort of the older or atherectomy cut home catheters that had that little carro canoe you would actually take the debris out it's very

look into that and I'll show you that in a couple of images once you align that you're gonna sort of engage the little electrode this is an RF ablation RF created type fistula so it creates a little slit between the Adri and the

vein and what happens is is that you know of course don't forget you have to ground the patient just like any RF once you get the magnets and you get the electrode alignment you're going to engage the device for two seconds and

the fistula is created and then from there a lot of centers are actually going in there embolize in one of the brachial veins and this is basically to sum some of that stuff obviously to the superficial system for draining I have

read that there are a few places that actually go back back in through the newly-created fistula like even at the time of the procedure with the 4 millimeter balloon and just sort of open that up I'm not sure that that's 100%

necessary but I'm sure all these fine people on the panel could help us with that so here you see and I skipped all the entry steps but here you can see the Venus in the arterial catheter you know in position here and there's that little

canoe thing pointed out by the arrow that I had talked about and you use fluoro to sort of align these two things when you first start doing these cases take your time the first one was over an hour and a half for us now obviously

it's about a third at that time this is the little electrode this is when it's advanced and pretty much ready to engage can you play the video for me so this is quick so what happens is you suppress the

device the electrode actually advances and as it advances towards the veena side what happens is is that it actually just creates this fistula through the RF sort of energy from there you're gonna do a post vena graph in here you can see

after we did an initial post intagram there was enough sort of flow between the PIAT brachial so we decided to embolize one and this patient was our first patient and is doing very well so far this is done on I'm gonna say just

because you know to dr. brains point I don't want to get on the hook for certain dates and patient identification but this was done in mid-march so we saw them two weeks out and we're gonna see them again another couple weeks so just

there's a couple of trials that you can read into one is the neat one is the flex trial I think the technical success is really promising at 96% the maturation days you can see there's a massive massive comparison where they

could be ready to be dialyzed in 60 days and this could be a game-changer for many patients the six-month patency rate is what I've seen in most of the reports it's around 98% compared to about 50% with the surgical place and then you can

see that this about 3.5 interactions or re interventions that are required in about 0.5 at a year's time out from this so it's really making a big difference for these patients and I think this is what we do in i/o we continue advanced

things innovate and obviously look to do things in a more timely cost-effective minimally invasive way at the beginning when these new procedures come out the devices themselves might be at a higher price point but we'll see how that goes

moving forward as more and more vendors get into the space so the second case

so my name's Heather I'm a nurse in interventional radiology at NYU Langone health in New York and I am the clinical resources for our department so what that means is I'm responsible for individualizing our education to meet the needs of our department and one of

the first things I wanted to look at when I took on the role was our procedural sedation practices and how we can improve by enhancing our knowledge this presentation includes many of the lessons and concepts that I learned

along the way that I think are really important to understanding how to effectively administer procedural sedation so our learning objectives are going to be a review of the guidelines pre-procedure assessment components

including airway assessment pharmacology of the medications that we give and intra procedure assessment so this is the 2018 AAS a practice guidelines for a procedural sedation by non anesthesiologist has everyone seen this

good great as so this is especially important because as you'll see the American College of Radiology and Society of interventional radiology were involved in its development so this is our guideline and I think it's really

important to look at this look at the practice recommendations and see how they align with your own practice and if there may be some changes you need to make first thing you always want to look at when you're reviewing any sort of

literature whether it's evidence-based guidelines or maybe just a review article is you want to look at the methodology that the author used to create the guideline so anybody know why that's important you just shout it out

so if I want to write a guideline for procedural sedation I could find a bunch of studies or review articles that fit my point of view and use them throw them at the bottom and that would be that but even if I use for an demise control

trials which are considered the gold standard of experimental research those randomized controlled trials could be poorly constructed randomized controlled trials so they may have introduced bias at some point into the study

that's skewed the outcome and the findings so you really want to make sure that the authors of the guideline that you're looking at appraise the research that they're using to support their recommendations and that's what the

aasa' task force did so they used randomized control trials and observational studies and then they categorize the strength and the quality of the study findings so as you're going through you'll see that statistically

significant was deemed a p-value of less than 0.01 and outcomes were designated as either beneficial harmful or equivocal equivocal meaning this findings were not significant one way or the other and then they also used

opinion based evidence from experts so they surveyed members of their task force and they did take into account some informal opinion from message boards and letters to the editor so I think a good example here is one of

their recommendations about capnography so they did a meta-analysis of randomized control trials that indicated that the use of continuous and title carbon dioxide monitoring was associated with a reduced frequency of hypoxemic

events when compared to monitoring without capnography and then you'll see at the end of the recommendations this category so for this particular recommendation they labeled it as category a1 - B evidence and what that's

telling you as category a means it was a randomized control trial which is great it was a level one meaning it's a high level of strength and quality and B is telling you that there was statistically significant findings that demonstrated

benefit to the patient now another recommendation that you may see as you're reading through would be the NPO guidelines so if you look at any of the literature about NPO recommendations it's really all expert

opinion because all of the evidence has shown equivocal findings so for example one of the studies they looked at compared the outcomes of patients who had clear liquids one hour prior to the procedure versus two hours and they

found no change in the outcome I think it's important when you're a provider and you're looking at that because you're gonna base your judgment calls on the evidence so you may have a patient come in who had tea up until one hour

prior to their procedure and you have to make a decision whether or not you want to cancel or proceed and you could look at the findings of the literature that shows that there really hasn't been a proven difference in outcomes so you may

decide to just do the procedure versus capnography there's very strong evidence showing it's beneficial to the patient always so I think this is a real big take-home point of why we do everything we do about procedural sedation all of

our assessments and enhancing our practice as a sedation is a continuum and practitioners intending to produce a given level of sedation should be able to rescue the patients whose level of sedation becomes deeper than initially

intended pre-procedure our assessment

that I have mr. case is failing new to us I don't think it's necessarily new worldwide but I found it interesting so I threw it in there so this is a

non-surgical patient this is a 92 year old guy this guy just simply asked dr. Hirsch one of our spine specialists when he saw him in clinic he was referred to us that you know all I really want to do dr. Hirsch no I'll never forget dr.

Hirsch she's a real good connector with his patients he turned him and said dr. Hurst's really all I want to do is take walks with my grandchildren which he was completely unable to do so I'm not sure that this is a crazy

complex case like some of the extreme interventions that you've seen earlier but it's certainly a meaningful case for certain patients so because of that you can see that this patient obviously had a frame role

narrowing and I'll blow up these images and show you what that looks like in really what we're trying to do here because really kind of a not necessarily a non-surgical candidate but certainly a high-risk or poor surgical candidate

because of some other coexisting morbidities so again as we get the degenerative process sort of advances you can see and stole this from Verta flex just to give them credit you can see that this like some inflammation

here are the nerves creating all kinds of issues with them being able to ambulate you have this it's a traditional setup like a vertebroplasty gonna put the patient prone access through the back you can start to see

the delivery device here there's no pointer on this but you can note that the vertebral bodies is a little bit narrowed here at least in this sort of graphical illustration here you're advancing the inner spine spacer what

happens is it's actually screwed to a rod that goes through the delivery system fairly large delivery system trying to get the exact French size from the vendor because I forgot it today what we found out is it's it's about the

size of a dime according to them so so this is what it looks like efforts deployed on the top of the device you can see sort of not the blue sort of struts of fuel but on the top of the device it's lining the spinous processes

here but you can see that that's where they actual receptacle for the screw piece of it the male piece of it actually gets screwed into it and then you unscrew it after you deploy it so that's how it's actually left behind and

then this is what it looks like in profile so you can see sort of the stabilization around the spinous process it fits right in between the spinous process in the transverse process so we've seen this patient twice he's doing

great he thinks dr. Hirsh all of a sudden is a god I think he did this case in about an hour but now he's spending time with these grandchildren and like you know when we think about it it's it's

probably the reason why 99% of the people actually got into this field so this is a real rewarding case so I threw this in there for people and so just the images plain film you can see on the left this is not a vascular case but you

can see he could use some help there too and it turns out that you know you can see on the EMR aside what's going on with his nerves this is what it looks like obviously the post-op picture I'm pretty

good position in here and then this is where it looks like in the lateral position and since I'm as interested in listening to these guys as you guys that's all I have I have two cases but before I end I do want to thank dr.

Zubin irani he trained at the dotter Institute he's a really innovative procedures he does a lot of a high-level cases and dr. Hirsch was a world-class spine person and before I walk off the stage I want to thank some of my team

who's here from MGH we have our inventory managers some of our technical managers in one of our techs and it's always a pleasure to be able to bring them here so thank you guys for everything that you do

[Applause]

after having these two cases one in our institution and one at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill that we would then basically upsize our particles to

100 micron and we have not seen that and we're doing a second clinical study and I'm not seeing that as either we had about a 70% reduction in pain so if you look at our visual analog score out to six months and if you look at our

disability it actually paralleled this exactly which is pretty impressive considering mostly patients had bilateral knee pain so out to six months very good results 90% of patients were responders so two

out of our twenty patients did not really respond one patient didn't respond at his one-month follow-up but did respond at his three and six so I still consider him a clinical failure because we expect

these patients to respond by one month here's just an example of a baseline MRI before and after and you can see all that joint effusion there the white that decreases just even after a month how much it decreases and we looked at this

in terms of synovial thickness and distension and even on MRI you can object objectively count calculate synovitis scores and we calculated that they actually statistically decreased this is another patient on the left the

image shows diffuse white enhancement if you will of the synovium of the lining on the right it shows the fluid this is an image just of embolization and I show this image because it's really shocking and this is actually one of our nurses

who's enrolled in a clinical study is this is before this is all we did we embolized the medial aspect of the knee this is one month later 30 days in fact somebody just asked me this when I was in the booth over at the meeting across

the street and basically I said listen I don't know why this happened so quickly I have no idea we didn't tap renu-it into anything else if you look at this premium post it's pretty dramatic so clearly there's an inflammatory process

that we are arresting or stopping in such a short period of time so is there a future for this I don't know it may just we may just fall down and find out that there really is in a great future but so far we know it's at least

technically successful it's the results are positive in the short term long term we're not so sure yet we do need to better understand these risks and I think in my opinion in the long term it'll probably be really really good for

this 40 to 65 year old patient population who's not yet ready for knee replacement surgery this is the algorithm for our clinical study which were almost done enrolling right now it's a randomized control study against

placebo so it's two to one randomization which means one third of the patients actually get a sham procedure so we do an angiogram on their leg they're asleep they have no idea for embolizing they're genetical it arteries or not we wake

them up I think about the table and we follow them up if they're no better they're allowed to cross over and get the treatment the other 2/3 of the

catheter some other things that we can do is mechanical intervention so if you have a patient usually with massive PE

or the inner or the high-risk B you got to do something to help them out so what we do is put a pigtail catheter and inject a little bit of TPA on the table and then twirl the pigtail or put a wire through the side part of the pigtail and

make it sort of a mechanical fragment fragmentation the problem with that is that fragmented clot goes downstream so when it's in a main pulmonary artery it actually has less surface area than it is when it is in a distal pulmonary

capillary so when you break that clot up you have to be careful because it can actually make the patient worse the benefit there there's no thrombolytic so if we're doing this we we generally are doing it in patients who can't either

receive TPA at all frequently we get patients with who have have had recent spine surgery who get a massive PE had brain surgery get a massive PE and you have to try to treat them without any TPA or even heparin the drawbacks are

that again it increases pulmonary vascular resistance by sending all those little pieces of clot into the small pulmonary arteries and capillaries and it makes it actually much worse in some patients again there's no control trials

and sometimes you need to have a bigger

positron emission tomography is the use

of a radioactive tracer in this case FD gee her fluorodeoxyglucose to assess the metabolic activity of ourselves ftg is tagged with glucose and glucose is used by our body for energy cancer cells are thought to be our Armour hypermetabolic

so if we inject FDG to our patients it goes to areas with hyper metabolic activity this area is called a hotspot and when a hotspot is noted in a PET scan its it's thought to be cancerous this is an example of a hyper metabolic

region noted in the pelvic area of the patient this patient is diagnosed of cervical cancer and what is MRI as you all know MRI is the use of radio frequency currents produced by strong magnetic fields to provide detailed

anatomical structures it is the preferred method for imaging soft tissue organs and there's no ionizing radiation present now what is pet MRI pet MRI is a combination of these two modalities instead of going to two scans using two

scanners we have one scanner that is able to obtain pet and MRI images simultaneously so why can't we just call this pet well we run through a few problems we have fdg-pet CT where it's a PET scan with low-dose CT accompanying

it and there's fdg-pet CT with diagnostic CT we're full sequences of CT is coupled with a scan and a pet MRI always has a diagnostic MRI done with it

plan as well so I wanted to talk a

little bit about imaging I know with our residents and fellows and radiology that's all we do is talk about the imaging and then when go on to IR we talked to them about the intervention but I think it's important

for everyone in this room to see more imaging and see what we're looking at because it's very important for us all to be doing on the same page whether you're a nurse a technologist a physician or anybody else in the room

we're all taking care of that patient and the more information we all have the better it is for that patient so quick primer on a PE imaging so this is a coned in view of a CT pulmonary angiogram so yeah sometimes you'll see

CTS that are that are set for a pulmonary artery's and you'll see some that are timed for the aorta but if the pulmonary arteries are well pacified you're gonna see thrombus so I have two arrows there showing you thrombus that's

sort of blocking the main pulmonary arteries on the left and right side on the patient's left so the one with the arrow that is a sort of very classic appearance of an intro luminal thrombus you can see a little rim of contrast

surrounding it and it's usually at branch points and it's centered in the vessel the one on the right with the arrow head is really at a big branch point so that's where the right lower lobe segmental branches are coming off

and you can see there's just a big amount of thrombus there you can see distal infarct so if you're looking in the long windows you'll see that there's this kind of it's called a mosaic perfusion but it also what kind of looks

like a cobweb and that's actually pulmonary infarct and maybe some blood there which actually will change what we're gonna do because in those cases freaken we will not perform PE thrombolysis it's also important to note

that acute and chronic PE which we're here to talk about today may look very similar on a CT scan and they have completely different treatment methods so here's a sagittal view from that same patient you can see the CT scan so

between the arrow heads is with the tram track appearance so you'll see that there's thrombus the grey stuff in the middle and you'll see the white contrasts surrounding it and kind of like a tram track and that's very

classic for acute PE and then of course where the big arrow is is just the big thrombus sitting there here's another view of a coronal this is actually on a young woman which I think we show some images on but you can see cannonball

looking thrombus in the main pulmonary arteries very classic variants for acute PE and then this is that same patient in a sagittal view again showing you in the left pulmonary kind of those big cannon balls of

thrombus here's some examples from the literature showing you the same thing when you're looking at an acute PE it's right centered on all the image all the way in the left if the classic thrombus is centered right in the middle of the

vessel you can usually see a rim of normal contrast around it and you can see on a sagittal or coronal view kind of like a thin strip of floating thrombus so the main therapies for acute

some of the contributing factors to hypoventilation well certainly will we give sedation we give you know a benzodiazepine we give other medications we combine those with opioids right that

decreases our responsiveness to elevated co2 levels but we also have muscle relaxation certainly in patients with obstructive sleep apnea history undiagnosed or undiagnosed they lose their muscle tone in the airway patency

kind of diminishes very very quickly and they also have a decreased response to hypoxia all again creating that perfect storm of an adverse event waiting to happen and even patients that have don't normally have obstructive sleep apnea

can have it under our sedation so the key signs and symptoms you know clearly respiratory rate is one that we monitor but we also want to monitor the quality of ventilation right one look at patients tidal volumes and how much

they're expiring with each breath we want to look at their sedation scores whether you're using the rasp score or any of the other standardized scores spo2 less than 90 for at least thirty seconds that's pretty significant

hypoxia especially if somebody's on oxygen and hopefully you would detect somebody who's deteriorating much earlier than that but that certainly would be a terminal sign before they became bradycardic and you were pulling

out the code card but certainly using capnography you could tell breath by breath right instantaneous looking at those waveforms and look to see if the patient is not only taking enough breaths per minute but are they

taking quality ones so let's look at a little bit of a case study here we're gonna kind of look at this case study throughout so this is Jane Doe she's 39 years old she's being worked up for a nonspecific abdominal pain they've ruled

her out for gallbladder issues and appendicitis and they want to do an upper endoscopy in a colonoscopy she's treated with chronic pain medications gabapentin and oxycodone and she's had some surgeries in the past no allergies

to anything so concerns with this patient so what risk factors does this Jane Doe have for during for at risk for respiratory compromise during sedation possibility of undiagnosed OSA be a bio t mass index obesity high risk

comorbidities medical condition or advanced age there's more than one right answer so just make mental note here and these are the correct ones so she potentially has obstructive sleep apnea she does have an elevated BMI and she

has medical conditions she's sick acutely and she has pain medications as part of her chronic therapy so now let's look into solutions so again with our case studies after we give her some versed and a hundred Mike's of fentanyl

the patient develops the following pattern on the monitor so what should your first step be in this scenario nothing because her pulse oximetry is normal be stimulate the patient to take a deep breath perform jaw thrust and

place patient at a sniffing position to open the airway give a reversal agent or D intubate the patient good B you guys are all anesthetists now we have a bunch of positions open at Yale if you're

they travel together so that's what leads to the increased pain and sensitivity so in the knee there have been studies like 2015 we published that study on 13 patients with 24 month follow-up for knee embolization for

bleeding which you may have seen very commonly in your institution but dr. Okun Oh in 2015 published that article on the bottom left 14 patients where he did embolization in the knee for people with arthritis he actually used an

antibiotic not imposing EMBO sphere and any other particle he did use embolus for in a couple patients sorry EMBO zine in a couple of patients but mainly used in antibiotic so many of you know if antibiotics are like crystalline

substances they're like salt so you can't inject them in arteries that's why I have to go into IVs so they use this in Japan to inject and then dissolve so they go into the artery they dissolve and they're resorbable so they cause a

like a light and Baalak effect and then they go away he found that these patients had a decrease in pain after doing knee embolization subsequently he published a paper on 72 patients 95 needs in which he had an

excellent clinical success clinical success was defined as a greater than 50% reduction in knee pain so they had more than 50% reduction in knee pain in 86 percent of the patients at two years 79 percent of these patients still had

knee pain relief that's very impressive results for a procedure which basically takes in about 45 minutes to an hour so we designed a u.s. clinical study we got an investigational device exemption actually Julie's our clinical research

coordinator for this study and these are the inclusion exclusion criteria we basically excluded patients who have rheumatoid arthritis previous surgery and you had to have moderate or severe pain so greater than 50 means basically

greater than five out of ten on a pain scale we use a pain scale of 0 to 100 because it allows you to delineate pain a little bit better and you had to be refractory to something so you had to fail medications injections

radiofrequency ablation you had to fail some other treatment we followed these patients for six months and we got x-rays and MRIs before and then we got MRIs at one month to assess for if there was any non-target embolization likes a

bone infarct after this procedure these are the clinical scales we use to assess they're not really so important as much as it is we're trying to track pain and we're trying to check disability so one is the VA s or visual analog score and

on right is the Womack scale so patients fill this out and you can assess how disabled they are from their knee pain it assesses their function their stiffness and their pain it's a little

bit limiting because of course most patients have bilateral knee pain so we try and assess someone's function and you've improved one knee sometimes them walking up a flight of stairs may not improve significantly but their pain may

improve significantly in that knee when we did our patients these were the baseline demographics and our patients the average age was 65 and you see here the average BMI in our patients is 35 so this is on board or class 1 class 2

obesity if you look at the Japanese study the BMI in that patient that doctor okano had published the average BMI and their patient population was 25 so it gives you a big difference in the patient population we're treating and

that may impact their results how do we actually do the procedure so we palpate the knee and we feel for where the pain is so that's why we have these blue circles on there so we basically palpate the knee and figure

out is the pain medial lateral superior inferior and then we target those two Nicollet arteries and as depicted on this image there are basically 6 to Nicollet arteries that we look for 3 on the medial side 3 on the lateral side

once we know where they have pain we only go there so we're not going to treat the whole knee so people come in and say my whole knee hurts they're not really going to be a good candidate for this procedure you want focal synovitis

or inflammation which is what we're looking for and most people have medial and Lee pain but there are a small subset of patients of lateral pain so this is an example patient from our study says patient had an MRI beforehand

hi everyone I'm so excited to be here my name's Michelle mana B's I am a UT Houston fourth-year resident and I'll be headed to Yale for AI our fellowship in the fall and I'm happy to start us off this afternoon with the impact of Twitter on our specialty in how we can

expand our reach and so just a little bit about the platform that we've all chosen Twitter's a micro blog 280 characters for fewer images and short-form videos what this says to me is this is perfectly tailored for our

fast-paced highlights only major learning point objective when sharing about our favorite subject and just to give a little bit of perspective in 2018 206 users had hashtag irad in their bio so they were irad users right and March

of just this year we have over 1400 a few more stats for you so these are from just last week so a total of seven days we have 500 total tweets with hashtag irad and as we are an image-based specialty obviously the text with the

tweets with just attacks are not very many and but what I wanted to point out I'm really proud of there are 78 original contributors and 71 percent of those tweets were retweets so there's 78 people putting the

information out there and the rest of us are doing a really good job supporting them so what is Twitter done for our specialty three major points networking education awareness and collaboration so I'm a little more familiar with

Instagram so I have over a hundred twenty thousand followers on Instagram and so so this is not as familiar to me right and when I joined Twitter last year sar I had one follower and it was my mom and

I so I posted this on my Instagram I said I just have one Twitter follower what could I do help right and just over a year here we are the most recent stats of my page had significantly grown and that just speaks volumes on how much

we've grown together expanded growing evolved as a community and a presence on social media and I have 964 friends now if you're not friends with me let's be friends right now

oh and so next education and awareness so this page the interventional initiative if you are not following I suggest highly suggest you look into it so this is a nonprofit organization that increases awareness for minimally

invasive procedures their graphics are really patient friendly really easy to understand and this is the first thing you see when you go onto their website so if a patient were to just go on and say why how'd you know something my

doctor said something's wrong with my lungs is there a minimally invasive procedure for that most likely yes and all they have to do is just tap on the organ system that they identify with and they have an easy explanation of the

procedure that they're about to get or a procedure that they might be interested in and a finally collaboration and one of my favorite hashtags that really exemplifies this is hashtag leave your specials here at the door and I met dr.

Sabet I set this year and it unites as more as a disciplinary multidisciplinary group more than just this is my patient it is all of our patient and how can we work together to make sure that our patients have the best outcome and so we

are identifying more as patient centered and not specialty Center and so this is a really good positive aspect of collaboration between specialties and another aspect that I really love collaboration in a way that we get to

break down boundaries geographic boundaries right meet people that we necessary wouldn't get to meet be friends with people we wouldn't be friends with other Hawaiians and have a little fun do we have audio for this oh

darn well pretend Full House is playing in the back and we're are gonna we're gonna watch the whole thing it's so much cooler with the south kid so just you know bringing some fun you are especially doesn't always have

to be cases and always have to be serious and to show that we're humans too and so finally I want to speak a

about massive PE so let's remember this slide 25 to 65 percent mortality what do we do with this what's our goal what's

our role as interventionalists here well we need to rescue these patients from death you know this it's a coin flip that they're going to die we need to really that there's only one job we have is to save this person's life get them

out of that vicious cycle get more blood into the left ventricle and get their systemic blood pressure up what are our tools systemic thrombolysis at the top catherine directed therapy at the right and surgical level that what

unblocked me at the left as I said before the easiest thing to do is put an IV in and give systemic thrombolysis but what's interesting is it's very much underused so this is a study from Paul Stein he looked at the National

inpatient sample database and he found that patients that got thrombolytic therapy with hypotension and this is all based on icd-10 coding actually had a better outcome than those who didn't we have several other studies that support

this but you look at this and it seems like our use of thrombolytics and massive PE is going down and I think into the for whatever reason that that the specter of bleeding is really on people's minds and and for and we're not

using systemic thrombolysis as often as we should that being said there are cases in which thrombolytics are contraindicated or in which they fail and that opens the door for these other therapies surgical unblocked demand

catheter active therapy surgical unblocked mean really does have a role here I'm not going to speak about it because I'm an interventionist but we can't forget that so catheter directed therapy all sorts

of potential options you got the angio vac device over here you've got the penumbra cat 8 device here you've got an infusion catheter both here and here you've got the cleaner device I haven't pictured the inari float

Reaver which is a great new device that's entered the market as well my message to you is that you can throw the kitchen sink at these patients whatever it takes to open up a channel and get blood to the left ventricle you can do

now that being said there is the angio jet which has a blackbox warning in the pulmonary artery I will never use it because I'm not used to using it but you talk to Alan Matsumoto Zieve Haskell these guys have a lot of experience with

the androgen and PE they know how to use it but I would say though they're the only two people that I know that should use that device because it is associated with increased death within the setting of PE we don't really know you know with

great precision why that happens but theoretically what that causes is a release of adenosine can cause bradycardia bradycardia and massive p/e they just don't mix well so

now other causes this is a little bit different different scenario here but it's not always just as simple as all

there's leaky valves in the gonadal vein that are causing these symptoms this is 38 year old Lafleur extremity swelling presented to our vein clinic has evolved our varicosities once you start to discuss other symptoms she does have

pelvic pain happiness so we're concerned about about pelvic congestion and I'll mention here that if I hear someone with exactly the classic symptoms I won't necessarily get a CT scan or an MRI because again that'll give me secondary

evidence and it won't tell me whether the veins are actually incompetent or not and so you know I have a discussion with the patient and if they are deathly afraid of having a procedure and don't want to have a catheter that goes

through the heart to evaluate veins then we get cross-sectional imaging and we'll look for secondary evidence if we have the secondary evidence then sometimes those patients feel more comfortable going through a procedure some patients

on the other hand will say well if it's not really gonna tell me whether the veins incompetent or not why don't we just do the vena Graham and we'll get the the definite answer whether there's incompetence or not and you'll be able

to treat it at the same time so in this case we did get imaging she wanted to take a look and it was you know shame on me because it's it's a good thing we did because this is not the typical case for pelvic venous congestion what we found

is evidence of mather nur and so mather nur is compression of the left common iliac vein by the right common iliac artery and what that can do is cause back up of pressure you'll see her huge verax here and here for you guys

huge verax in that same spot and so this lady has symptoms of pelvic venous congestion but it's not because of valvular incompetence it's because of venous outflow obstruction so Mather 'nor like I mentioned is compression of

that left common iliac vein from the right common iliac artery as shown here and if you remember on the cartoon slide for pelvic congestion I'm showing a dilated gonna delve a non the left here but in this case we have obstruction of

the common iliac vein that's causing back up of pressure the blood wants to sort of decompress itself or flow elsewhere and so it backed up into the internal iliac veins and are causing her symptoms along with her of all of our

varicosities and just a slide describing everything i just said so i don't think we have to reiterate that the treatments could you go back one on that I think I did skip over that treatments from a thern er really are also endovascular

it's really basically treating that that compression portion and decompressing the the pelvic system and so here's our vena Graham you can see that huge verax down at the bottom and an occluded iliac vein so classic Mather nur but causing

that pelvic varicosity and the pelvic congestion see huge pelvic laterals in pelvic varicosities once we were able to catheterize through and stent you see no more varicosity because it doesn't have to flow that way it flows through the

way that that it was intended through the iliac vein once it's open she came back to clinic a week later significant improvement in symptoms did not treat any of the gonadal veins this was just a venous obstruction causing the increased

pressure and symptoms of pelvic vein congestion how good how good are we at

riesen comes to us and he talks about

some theories on why we make mistakes so and we're gonna cover these and then we're gonna cover the Swiss cheese model which many of you may be aware of so sorry slips tend to hurt current situations that are so routine that

they've become rote so an example of a slip could be selecting the wrong drug from a drop-down alright so again slips and lapses occur when the correct plan is made but executed incorrectly so we have that drop down of drugs but we just

select the wrong one that's a slip a lapse is generally not visible because it's reflective of a memory failure so for instance we may have a patient who forgets to take their medications or we may have a prescriber that forgets to

take a drug off of a med rec so those are examples of slips or lapses mistakes or judgment failures they're more subtle and they're complex than slips and these can go undetected for a period of time and they're often left to

a difference of opinion well I don't do it the same way that Mary does it who doesn't do it the same way that sue does it so those are mistakes and their knowledge base we know the right thing to do but because we have outside things

that are occurring situations that are occurring we may have to do some workarounds and those workarounds aren't always safe or we're gonna get in and this is part of the anatomy we're gonna get into the anatomy a little bit later

and often mistakes are rule-based so we know the rules we know what we're supposed to do but for factors that are out of our control we bypass those and that's when mistakes can happen active failure failures are highly visible

errors and we usually see these because they have immediate consequences and then the latent failures their processes that are under the radar they come from not following policies and there may be a good reason why we're not following

policies but oftentimes we hear that we've always done it that way and that means they're rooted in culture so that's where the justa culture comes into play all right Swiss cheese model so this is this is probably a graphic

that's very familiar to a lot of people but it does really it's it's at the basis of a patient safety air so organizations have defenses those are the slices of cheese now those defenses although we'd like them to be solid

they're oftentimes not they're filled with holes because of human factors the human condition those active and latent failures the slips lapses and mistakes that happen to all of us it's a part of us so often some of those defenses get

penetrated but then there's another defense that stops let's take for example identifying a patient so a patient comes in and maybe they're not english-speaking they may be

spanish-speaking and so we call their name and they answer the answer yes because it's close enough right it's close just close enough and they come up we don't check anything we don't check don't verify their name and their date

of birth we pass them on to our prep recovery room and then we're getting them ready because we have confidence that Jane at our front desk she doesn't make an error she always identifies the right patient so we have a high level of

confidence in Jane it's not a bad thing that's an OK Fay but here again we're not doing what we know is in our policy so it's rule-based and that we know is the right thing to do so it's knowledge base so it becomes a

mistake that we're not checking our patients identity and date of birth and that patient gets back to let's say the interventional room and boom we stop because now we're doing a timeout and we identify that we have the wrong patient

for our procedure and it stops but sometimes these heirs line up the holes line up and it's just one of those days and we end up with a patient safety event at the end so now we come to the

PE the first one of course is

anticoagulation so heparin and bridging the patient to coumadin or now aid a direct oral anticoagulant is really the mainstay of treatment most patients again 55 percent of patients with PE have low risk PE all of those patients

should be on according to the chest guidelines three months of anticoagulation so they're gonna get heparin as an inpatient if they even need it and they're gonna get sent home on lovenox bridge to coumadin or they're

gonna get the one of the new drugs like Xarelto or Eliquis but here's all the other things that we do so these patients that are in the intermediate high risk so I'm gonna try to keep saying those terms to try to kind of put

that in everyone's brain because I think the massive and sub massive PE is what everyone used to talk about but we want to keep up with our colleagues in cardiology who are using the correct terminology we're gonna say high risk

and an intermediate but in those patients - intermediate high risk or Matt or the high risk PE patients we're gonna be treating them with systemic thrombolysis catheter directed thrombolysis ultrasound assisted

thrombolysis and maybe some real lytic and elected me or thrombectomy there's other techniques that we can use for one-time removal of clot like rotational and electa me suction thrombus fragmentation and then of course

surgical mblaq t'me so when anticoagulation is not enough so I like to show this slide because it shows the difference between anticoagulation and thrombolysis they are very different and sometimes I think everybody in this room

understands the difference but I think our referring providers don't and so when we when we get consulted and we recommend anticoagulation they're like yeah TPA well that's not the right thing so anticoagulation stops the clotting

process so when you start a patient on a heparin drip they should theoretically no longer before new thrombus on that thrombus so when you have thrombus in a vessel you get a cannon you get a snowball effect more

and more thrombus is gonna want to form heparin stops that TPA however for thrombolysis actually reverses the clouding process so that tissue plasminogen activator or streptokinase or uro kindness will actually dissolve

clot so there you're stopping new clot forming versus actually dissolving clot anticoagulation allows for natural thrombolysis so your body has its own TPA and so when you put a patient on heparin you're allowing your natural

body defenses to work you're giving it more time TPA accelerates that process so you give TPA either systemically or through a catheter you're really speeding up that process anticoagulation on its own has a

lower bleeding risk you're putting a patient on heparin or Combe it in it's it is less but it is still real thrombolysis however is a very very high bleeding risk patients when I when I consult a patient for thrombolysis I

tell them that we are about to do give them the absolute strongest blood clot thinning agent or an reversal agent which is the TPA and we're gonna just run it through your veins for hours and hours

um and that sort of gives them an idea of what we're doing anticoagulation in and of itself is really not invasive you just give it through an IV or even a pill thrombolysis however is given definitely through an IV through

systemic means and a large volume there thereafter or catheter directed so again

so who are the most ideal candidates for fibroid embolization obviously I would say the most ideal candidates are patients that are symptomatic and I've told you already that 80% of black women

have fibroids but guess what only half of those will be so symptomatic that they would need to be even treated so just because fibroids exist don't mean that they need to actually be treated already so you

to actually have symptoms most patients that are symptomatic will again wait to getting treatment for like three and a half to five years but when they come we want to make sure that they're symptomatic and that they're not trying

to become pregnant and I know somebody in the audience has a question around that already so let's hold your high horses I'm coming to that how about patients that don't want to have surgery or just don't have time to

have surgery they don't have time for long recovery if you don't care if you have your uterus or not then I'm not so sure that you need to be pursuing a uterine sparing procedure okay and I'm gonna pause here to address one other

thing that it's a myth it is a myth that if you do not need to have children then you do not need your uterus I beg to differ and when we talk to women they are quite upset about this preposition that the uterus is only there for

baby-making purposes in fact there have been several studies now that have come out to say that women that have had early hysterectomy even with their ovaries in place are predisposed to coronary artery disease or

cardiovascular events we would like patients that are poor surgical candidates because if they can have surgery then they may be able to have surgery or patients that do not desire future fertility patients that have

already concerns about hysterectomy because of religious reasons or don't want to have hormonal therapy and I actually like patients that have have a have obesity because if we are able to do this procedure then they're spared

more complications related to surgery so the ideal patient then and this is a very important point said all three criteria would need to be fit that if you're a patient in order to be offered embolization number one

you have to have fibroids believe it or not you have to have symptoms that are related to fibroids and then you have to have some MRI that says that the location of where your fiber it is is causing that symptom and that these

fibroids are vascular let me explain okay and I'm going to skip this so I've been working with people for a long enough time and I've work of Julie for years I've worked with Diane and Anna and some other people for like ten years

and imagine if you're working with me for ten years you know that you're probably going to be able to do this procedure too like you're scrubbing right next to me eventually like you pick these things up what I get paid for

is not to do that and for the experienced nurses and techs that are in the room you know exactly what I'm talking about you're better than the doctors half of the time you really could do this procedure but what I get

paid for is to decide who does not even get to come on the table to get this procedure done so pay attention to this slide and these this criteria is being challenged every day and we're getting more and more data to say that this is

old information that we used to say if the uterus was like more than six months then you probably shouldn't have a uterine sparing procedure but we know that we do in embolization all the time in patients that have large fibroids

anyway but there's no data to actually give us that information most of the trials that we have and we have had a lot of them they have excluded patients where their individual fibroids were greater than 12 centimeters if you have

had an indeterminate and de metrio biopsy or you're having abnormal pap smear doing a uterine sparing procedure makes no sense so we use these imaging to really help us to determine which patients really

deserve to be treated so everybody can see that that image on the Left where it says submucosal refers to and I'm gonna try and come down so I can see these images here and you can see that there is a fibroid that is in

truck hava teri do you see that that round thing that is surrounded by the white fluid that is someone that has what we would call a type zero fibroid completely within the unit of course this is going to cause bleeding but

should this person have a uterine artery embolization or a hysterectomy Gail no this patient should have like hysteroscopic resection like a D&C and they would just scrape that thing out and then their symptoms would go away or

the patient on the right that has a normal appearing uterus and then this pedunculated gigantic thing that has bled into itself that is like a sub serosa fibroid of the extreme just hanging off on the outside now should

this patient have embolization no someone can tie a string right at that little connection and take that thing out so using our imaging to help us to decide which patients should be treated is very important or this patient who

came with Oh dr. Newsome I've been bleeding for 10 weeks in a row I have reversed cycles I have bulk I have bladder symptoms and yet they have that little dot that little black thing there that little dot

at the top that is the only place where there's a fibroid so this patient should not be a candidate for embolization either because yes they have symptoms and they have that little tiny daughter for fibra but that is not what's causing

those symptoms so it is important that we're not doing procedures on patients just because we can but because we're using our imaging and the patient's symptom to decide which patients are the best candidates for these procedures

patient actually get the treatment and they don't know either if they got the

treatment and then we follow these patients and we assess if you if they have improvement all pain mediated procedures must undergo sham controlled studies because pain is so right in it's so intuitive to just

yourself so you can't really assess if there's a placebo effect so this is why post evo controlled studies are very important I believe we have one more patient left to enroll in this clinical study and then we should be done with

that so I'll switch gears really quick with shoulder and I'll go through this hopefully in five five minutes and I'll be under like 20 so frozen shoulder we're going to shift gears so unlike arthritis frozen shoulder is an

inflammatory condition that starts out of nowhere the classic history is a 35 to 45 year old woman who wakes up in the morning and says my shoulder hurts they think they slept on it incorrectly and the pain does not go away

they take medication doesn't go away the pain is worse at night and they can't figure out why it takes him about a month or two to go to orthopedic surgeon the surgeon goes you have frozen shoulder they can't lift their arm

forward they can't lift it laterally and basically it hurts over the shoulder

there are advantages of this modality one there's less radiation exposure for

the patient we receive about three millisieverts of background radiation every year with one PET scan a patient can get up to eight years worth of background radiation in just one skin the only exposure of radiation a patient

gets in a pet MRI is through the isotope pet MRI has a better disease characterization especially for areas in a Patou biliary region the pelvic areas and the kidneys information and the relationship between lesions and

adjacent tissue is better delineated with the pet MRI so it's easier to see which part is cancerous and which partners normal cells there are varying opinions and research studies are being done to make a determination if pet MRI

is a better modality than pet CTS well PET CT is a lower-cost skin has increased accessibility there are more PET scanners available and more more technologists are trained for this modality PET CT is a shorter skin there

are no contraindications for affairs implants pet CTS are preferred method for imaging the lungs of thoracic nodules and bone structures however with a pet MRI it's good for soft tissue organs such as the brain the muscle

delivered the kidneys the pancreas our GYN pelvic structures such as ovaries the uterus and cervix and also the prostate there are limitations of this skin one it is a much longer skin one whole body pet MRI can last at least

about an hour there are contraindications with certain implants due to the magnetic factor of the of this test and is not preferred for imaging air-filled structures because it can give off artifacts there

are weight limitations for our machine our machine holes can hold up to about 500 pounds of weight it is this our machine as smaller bore compared to the white board MRI the MRI whiteboy is about 70 centimeters in diameter

our pet MRI machine is only 60 centimeters in diameter in this picture the difference of the 10 centimeter difference doesn't seem much however if you put a patient in there and this is one of our coworkers

he is 270 pounds and 6 feet tall and the white board MRI his shoulders fit comfortably well inside it in the sky inside the scanner however in this pet MRI machine he said he did feel a little snug and a little tight inside

but you also have to take an account that we have to put coils on top of our patients that 10 centimeters does make a big difference the coils will help us give the good quality images that we like and I also have to note that we

have to put the head coil or the helmet on top of the patient's head to give good images of the brain the reason why the pet MRI scanner is smaller is because we have to make room for the pet detectors we try to make it bigger the

gradient coil on the radiofrequency coil have to be further away from the center of the magnet and that compromises the quality of our images so which patient

on our IR department at Hopkins we have 11 procedure rooms all combined we see roughly 350 patients per week that includes everything outpatient

procedures inpatient procedures our bedside service and all of our consultation clinics so what prompted our project well there were two issues patient delays and patient complaints so for patient delays we were not always

starting our outpatient procedures on time we had three put problems we had some bottlenecks in prep and patio and we had patient complaints so patients are understandably not usually happy about being delayed for a long time

so we wanted to make improvements and we knew we needed to quantify the problem how many delays did we have how long were they but we had huge challenges with this that were not easy for this team to figure out so what were these

challenges there were three basic challenges one on I don't know about everyone else's schedule but on our EMR schedule we were not able to see the delays in real-time the patients were on this schedule but it just there was no

real visual or alert when patients were delayed so in the busy environment of the day the fact that mr. Jones is running two hours late could easily fall off our radar secondly we struggled with how we

were going to quantify the delays we knew we wanted automated data we were extremely determined to find a way to get that we knew we didn't want to use paper we have a lot of patience so we ran a report and that's what we often do

right we want some data we go to our EMR system and we run a report however it turned out we couldn't use the report and why was that well the report was wrong so why does this happen well what happens is let's say mr. Jones is

scheduled in room 6 at 10 o'clock room 6 starts running behind so we just sort of drag mr. Jones over into room 8 and say at 12 o'clock so he hit 2 hours too late when we run the report later this is not reflected because the act of dragging

mr. Jones from room 6 to room 8 on our schedule resets or reschedules his time in the EMR so the EMR system thinks that mr. Jones was scheduled for 12 o'clock start all along when in actuality he was 2 hours delayed we'll imagine running a

report with you know a thousand two thousand patients totally wrong so we weren't able to use that so we had to really get inventive third issue return rate for our patient surveys our old surveys were the paper type the type

that the patients needed to mail back to us and we would get maybe one a month I don't know how your returns are but we had very little virtually no patient feedback or any feedback was really mainly verbal incidental feedback from

the patients or maybe if there were severe delays from the patient relations department so this was really a challenge and this team was really determined to figure this out

patient who did not come from the street so if you've been here for a few years

you've heard me talk about you know some of my friends this is also one of my other friends who has large fibroids but her fibroids were so big and they were not all very vascular and so I sent her to have surgery and she ended up having

a hysterectomy with removal of her cervix because of abnormal pap smears but her ovaries were left in place so our path forward after doing this procedure from 1995 a procedure that is not experimental a procedure that has

had a lot a lot of research done on it more research than most procedures that are done surgically or by interventional radiologists I'd say that it would require a partnership it is true that we can see patients on our own and we can

manage mostly everything but at the end of the day uterine artery embolization is still a palliative procedure because we don't know what causes fibroids to begin with and as long as the uterus is still there there's always a chance that

new fibroids will come back so in your practice and in mind I believe that a path forward is a sustaining program embolization program which is built on a relationship with the gynecologist that yes

I am as aggressive as any other interventionist that is out there but if this were my mom and that is my usual test for things I would say that where we would like to position ourselves is in the business of informing the

patient's as much as possible so that they can make an informed decision and that we're asking our gynecology partners to do the same is that if you're going to have a hysterectomy for a benign disease that you should demand

and we as a society and you as your sisters keeper should be asking for why am I not eligible for an embolization so si R is actually embarking on a major campaign in the next year or so it's called the vision to heal campaign and

it's all around providing education for this disease stage what I like to tell our patients and I'm almost finished here is when I talk to our gynecologist and to techs and nurses as well I said woody woody what should I expect right

that's what they want to know when I send my patient to you what should I expect and I say that what you should expect that Shawn and myself we're gonna tell the patient everything about fibroids we're gonna talk to them about

what the fibroids are the pathophysiology of it the same things I told you we're gonna tell them about the procedures that treat it we tell them about the options to do nothing we talk about all of the risk and the benefits

of the procedures especially of fibroid embolization and we start the workup to see if they're an appropriate candidate when they're an appropriate candidate we communicate with them and their OBGYN and then we schedule them for their

procedure in our practice there are a few of us who send our patients home on the same day and we let our patients know no one is kicking you out of the hospital if you can't go home that day then you'll get to stay but

most of our patients are able to go home that day and then we see our patients back in clinic somewhere between two and four months three months and six months and we own that patient follow-up their visits and after their year we have them

follow back up with their gynecologist and so that we're managing all of these sites and it comes back to that new again may not be so new for some of the people that have been doing clinical IR four years that shift that we own these

patients if you're a nurse in this room these are our patients these questions need to be answered by us in our department we do not believe that these patients should be calling their gynecologist for the answers to that

like what should I be doing right now should I be taking I haven't had a bowel movement and like that is something that we answer we're the ones that are given them the discharge instructions and we set them back up for their follow-up so

guys do so when we do our screening phone calls and our pre screens before

the actual procedure there's a few factors that we look at for the patients with blood pressure the patient needs to be vitally stable before we do a procedure there may be a slightly increased risk of bleeding for kidney

biopsy if patients are hypertensive although it hasn't been noted to be statistically significant in the literature so we are always aware of patients being hypertensive we do want them to be taking their medications the

day of the procedure we also do a full medication reconciliation with the patient making sure that we're checking on any anti platelets anticoagulant medications and we have a list of our hold times that we use for a reference

we already discussed for those of you who are at this session this morning the issue of liver disease is it stable liver disease they may have adequate he stasis even though their INR is not within the normal range and so we

recommend a stable INR of less than 2.5 for those patients and in our practice a lot of the providers are going away from correcting the INR s for our patients we also screen for hematological disorders do they have some known condition that

makes them more likely to bleed or conversely more likely to clot and that may factor into whether or not anticoagulation can be held do they have a current diagnosis of cancer are they going to be getting one of those

angiogenesis inhibitors might they have thrombocytopenia and we just do a brief review of the patient's chart before we call them to kind of look for those diagnoses do they have a history of bleeding especially if they have no one

platelet dysfunction you know a known history of bleeding can be a reliable predictor of bleeding risk for some patients and do they have a cardiac or a neurological history as we learned this morning patients that have recently had

a cardiac stent placed we can't just say yeah stop your plavix hold off 5 days it'll be fine that could be a very serious risk to the patient did they recently have a stroke have they had a PE why are they on their anticoagulation

if they're on it so we really need to be aware of the whole patient and having that pre-screening phone call with them can allow our nurses to figure out a lot of these problems and then alert the radiologists and try and troubleshoot

before the patient walks in the door and says yeah I took my warfarin this morning I'm all ready for my liver biopsy the radiologists don't like that much in it you know it's really a bad thing for our high volume area to have

that happen and this is just another chart of our oh did I get mixed up here you guys are gonna fire me from running this clicker there we go so the whole times are again based on the half-life and the mechanism of action and this is

pretty similar to what you saw in the the presentation earlier today and specifically that imbruvica that's something that we alert the radiologists who they have a discussion with the patient decide is this something that we

want to continue with and I will say that in our practice with the volume and the the level of acuity of our patients I think that a lot of our providers are fairly comfortable with a certain level of risk because that's just who our

patient population is you know we have a very large hospital two large hospitals and very sick patients so that's something that we you know some of them are more comfortable than others but it's a risk-benefit thing that they have

to decide on themselves with the patient obviously all right so here are our

includes an interview of the patient abnormalities of major organ systems like cardiac status do they have a reduced ejection fraction do they have coronary artery disease I want to know

if they have an EF of 10% because if they become hemodynamically unstable and I want to give them fluids I'm not going to bolus a patient with a very low ejection fraction with two liters of fluid you're gonna cause

pulmonary edema and you're going to worsen the situation renal status is huge a lot of our patients are renal e impaired and that can affect the way that they clear the sedation medications that we're giving pulmonary status do

they have COPD asthma or sleep apnea sleep apnea is major in procedural sedation neurologic status do they have a history of seizures endocrine status hyper or hypo metabolism of medications can occur if they have a thyroid

disorder we want to know about adverse experiences with sedation in the past do they have a history of a difficult airway for us at NYU if they have been already been identified as a difficult airway that automatically means we're

doing the procedure with anesthesia current medications potential drug interactions is very important we'll go over that a few slides drug allergies and herbal supplements that they're taking tobacco alcohol or

substance use and frequent or repeated exposure to sedation agents is just going to increase their tolerance of the medications physical exam vital signs auscultation of heart and lungs and then their airway assessment sorry excuse me

do they have any Strider snoring or sleep apnea advanced RA they're gonna have a hard time tilting their neck back if they have cervical spine disease or they have rheumatoid arthritis chromosomal abnormalities like

trisomy 21 patients with Down syndrome can have an enlarged tongue that can impair your ability to manually ventilate them if respiratory depression wants to occur body habitus if they have significant obesity especially of the

head and neck areas and head and neck limited neck extension short neck decreased ornamental distance which is basically just looking at how far back they can tilt their head any neck mass and then again cervical spine disease or

trauma do they have a c-spine collar are they on c-spine precautions that's not a patient we're going to be able to manipulate their airway and then mouth opening we do use Mallampati and I'll review

that in a couple of slides so the AFC classification is a categorization of the patient's physiologic status that can be helpful in predicting operative risk it is recommended by the AFA that if a patient is an Asaf or that that

should prompt an evaluation by an anesthesiologist I will tell you at NYU we will still get procedural sedation to some patients who are in Asaf or but we like to identify it ahead of time because if they have significant

comorbidities that will potentially increase their likely hurt likelihood of having an adverse outcome we then have a lower threshold for activating a rapid response or a code if something was to happen if we got concerned about

something so the airway assessment is

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