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Bland Embolization | Interventional Oncology
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patients they were followed for first 48 weeks and then at at one year but here's

where all these things came up this is the vcm q this is an independent physician review panel looked at pictures and said gee this patient get better or not and this was the patient said hey do I think my legs look better

or not so this is all the patient driven how did it affect the patient and this was one of the great things about this trial it really brought to our attention that that's where we need to to be going and here's your initial baseline of ECM

q-ball the patients and you notice that at one year everybody is down to almost no symptoms at all so again you close this afternoon saying patients feel better think and improve their quality of life so that one year

results everything improve symptoms improved appearance reproved disease severity got better as measured by V CSS and the they also correlated this with the veins quality of life so it's a good thing i'm giving my talk after we we

heard the talk from before so you understand here that they're looking at how did it affect the patient minimal complications more importantly they'll I am blind and with foam you have this idea you're going to get some

neurological events no neurologic events were seen so it's relatively safe and this is a really nice thing here and one year but was going to show pictures that patient didn't get better right

of critical of ischemia well a lot of times it starts in our office with a physical examination so we do a risk

factor assessment and this is what happens before they get on our table with with everyone in this room and us seeing the patient assessment of intermittent claudication and it can be subtle many patients don't come in and

say oh yeah I have pain when I walk for a short time and then it I rest and it goes away a lot of times it's yeah you know my leg gives out or now it doesn't hurt it's kind of this weird feeling when I walk and it these atypical

symptoms and then obviously if they have a wound you have to a wound evaluation on physical examination things we're looking for feeling a pulse you'll be surprised how many primary care providers never feel a pulse and if we

say if you feel a pulse you may save a life because you may be the first one to say hey this patient doesn't have a pulse maybe they have got peripheral artery disease and if they prefer order these maybe have coronary artery disease

and maybe they should we start on aspirin or statin and save them from a heart attack and stroke and so you really can save a life abnormal capillary refill so in other words you've got such bad blood flow

that if you smush on their foot it takes a long time for that blood to come back because they have such poor perfusion there's something a Peugeot stess TWEN that if you lift their leg gravity alone pushes their blood isn't it overcomes

the force of blood and so there are foot becomes power becomes losing some color and then when you put them down it dilates and you get sort of this ruborous red color so that's a burger sign I just had a good example in clinic

about a week or two ago so what do we ask for patients do of any pain or discomfort in the leg thigh or butt with walking your exercise I will sell you tell you I often don't use the word pain because everyone thinks pain is

different so so some people say well it's not paying it's a key lake ease pain to me I'm a guy everything's pain to me right low low threshold but discomfort is a good way of asking it foot or toe pain

that disturbs your sleep do you have any skin ulcers or sores on your ankles feet or toes I think it's very important to know what kind of patient you're talking to in terms of Education level or in terms of just language so some patients

don't know what it all sir is and they use the term sore some people don't know what a sore is they used term wound and so just sort of you ask things different ways I think is really important when we all talk to our patients and again a lot

of classic history will miss a large majority of PAE because patients don't read the textbook the one thing I'll say is I hear this all the time well the patient had pulses and so they don't have P ad that is hashtag false and the

reason is pulse exam is insensitive so in other words even if you feel pulses they can still have peripheral artery disease okay now if you don't feel pulses they certainly have peripheral artery disease or you're just terrible

at it PID classification the way we talk about patients with PA D we use a classification scale called Rutherford it may come up so in other words patient who has PA D but asymptomatic is

Rutherford zero a patient who has got major tissue loss and is basically 1 for amputation is Rutherford 6 and then everything in between is sort of a gradation we cut off 3 to 4 so 3 is claudication pain only 4 is critical in

ischemia rest pain alright so rather for classification when we talk about wounds you may see this you don't need to go in details but there's a Wi-Fi classification that sort of Germans how bad is the ulcer and how likely are you

to to lose your leg it's sort of a prognostic I will remind you that in medicine there's differentials for everything in other words the patient comes to you with pain or you talk to your friend or whatever with pain

there's a lot of things in cause pain it could be back pain arthritis infection DVT so there's things we have to think about when I was in medical school I sort of loved this my OB GaN professor said when he sees a patient the first

thing he does is say what do I think this patient have if this were a man because you get so pigeon-holed in your specialty every patient we see as well must be vas here must be vas care but you've got to take a step back and say

okay well am I missing something maybe it's arthritis may something else so don't get pigeonholed by your own prejudices which is a good life lesson in general there's also a differential for wounds so obviously

when we see a wound we could have arterial arterial tends to be sort of the toes and distal foot it can be severe pain if you see an ulcer around the ankle that tends to be more venous so vein related which again we

can treat and then a common cause is neuropathic so if you see I'm sort of at the pressure points where people walk a lot of times patient diabetes will step on something and where you and I would be like oh man that hurts

I better oh my god I have a wound there I better check that out they'll never know because they don't feel their feet and so they could have this monster ulcer and finally someone inspects their feet and says you know you have like a

golf ball sized hole in your foot and that's the first time they ever notice it so how do we test ever for peripheral artery disease well a lot of it is non-invasive now we do a B is a b is is a measure of blood pressure in the foot

or leg we can do some ultrasound to actually look at the artery and obviously we can do CT and MRI when we look at ultrasound you may look at this every once a while this is a normal ultrasound Doppler waveform where we've

got good blood flow up down and back three now the reason that's important is that correlates the sounds so if you listen to a artery i'ma do my best Doppler impression out okay a normal artery goes once you start getting

peripheral artery disease you lose that triphasic waveform it becomes biphasic when you get severe peripheral artery disease you lose that biphasic waveform it becomes monophasic and when you have nothing it becomes

okay so here's want to be alert to that so ankle brachial index is important and it's helpful again some patients who have calcific us a-- fication it's not helpful for I will tell you a B eyes alone actually not only do they predict

PA D they predict death that's how important PA D is link to mortality CT and MRI is very useful you can see here we can see a good anatomic description of the arteries unfortunately patients with calcium

sometimes we can't see as well because the calcium is so bright on CT scan that it obscures the lumen so we have other problems in patients with diabetes and heavy calcification and a lot of those patients just need to go to angiogram

and as you know my techs and nurses know sometimes rarely but sometimes we do an angiogram and it's normal and we say or there's mild disease we say okay perfect we've taken that off the table we need to move on when some of these

non-invasive testings aren't as clear so alright so in summary critical of ischemia is a morbid disease and can be the first presentation of PA d clinical suspicion and accurate diagnosis is essential for early diagnosis and

treatment and a multidisciplinary team that includes vascular venture loss who know critical limb ischemia not just the SFA and iliac artery jockeys and wound care specialists do decrease amputation rates I like this quote it's not mine

but I'm going to steal it with impunity amputation is not a treatment option it is a treatment failure okay so we have to keep that in mind I appreciate everyone's attention because we can save questions to the end or you do it now if

there's pressing I think we may need new batteries or my thumb's weak which is also a possibility any questions

checking on the patient periodically at least every five minutes and monitor the

response to verbal commands if a verbal response isn't possible come up with some technique with the patient ahead of time if they're gonna give you a thumbs up or thumbs down if they're gonna close one eye raise an eyebrow whatever they

want to do come up with that come up with that with them in advance and use that to guide their to their ability to maintain their airway because sedation is going to be the main indicator of eventual respiratory depression if

that's going to occur it's not going to be your respiratory rate or your other dimo dynamics it's going to be the level of sedation we we have this problem a lot one of the nurses came up to me the other day and said the doctor told me

not to talk to the patient during the procedure I said no that's just pull this up I always say pull up the guide line this is Society event you can say this is your Society they told me I need to assess the patient every five minutes

and assess their response to me there has to be some sort of verbal response the patient doesn't have to move their arms around or give you a hug it's it's really just saying I'm okay Richmond agitation sedation scale

this is what we use at NYU this is a scale essentially to measure the level of sedation our goal is to try to get patients into this negative three sometimes it's not always possible but we want to use this to determine whether

or not the patient is slipping into a deeper level of sedation and again that's important because this is going to tell us that the patient is then at risk for respiratory depression or apnea if they transition into a negative 4 or

negative 5 ventilatory depression and airway obstruction are two different problems I just think it's important to know this because it's gonna require two different rescue mechanisms although you will usually see both of these happening

at the same time I only saw one time where it was true ventilatory depression it was in the neuro suite does anybody do wadda tests yeah okay so I had only I've only seen this once but we gave the amytal and the patient had complete

depression of their respiratory center so she did not breathe at all we had to do really deep stimulation in order to get her to take a breath so we could have done all the airway maneuvers in the world it wasn't going to help her we

had to wake her brain up and tell her to take a breath if she didn't we would have had to have intubated her that would have been the only way to rescue her because as far as I know there's no reversal for the amytal that we give bag

mask ventilation this is the cornerstone of basic airway management it's not a skill easily mastered I think a lot of people will sometimes fly through this because you do this in ACLs if you worked in an ICU you did this a hundred

times but what's different between this and a sedation setting and in a code situation is the patient and the code is already dead the thing that's not going to save them is is you're good you know Ambu bag skills it's gonna be the CPR

what's going to save your patient who is respiratory depressed in a procedural sedation setting is effective airway skills because according to the H a ventilation via an Ambu bag may be just as effective as ventilation via an

endotracheal tube that's huge so you can buy your patients some time while you're getting the reverse or you're calling for an anesthesiologist to come and intubate them if you're not able to effectively

ventilate them and they progress to a CPA as I'm sure you're all aware that just is a major indicator for eventual poor outcomes the patient could experience some airway techniques that are helpful you can do the head tilt

chin lift or a jaw thrust in patients what you do want to be mindful of obviously if they're in c-spine precautions if you are doing the procedure with procedural sedation which I would caution against then you would

just go right to a jaw thrust you're obviously not going to manipulate their cervical spine and capnography I know everyone knows capnography I'm a huge huge fan of capnography I can't stress it enough I think does everyone use it

does anyone not use it you don't use it okay okay just know if you are having trouble getting your institution to provide the finances if that's their concern as I just showed you in the beginning of the presentation there is

very strong evidence showing that there it's a positive outcome for the patient if something was to happen one day with a patient and and maybe it was to go to litigation although guidelines aren't meant to be a

hard and fast rule likely it would be brought up in the litigation they would say why do all of these organizations recommend capnography but it wasn't used in your institution and then they may say well we haven't seen any cost

benefit and then they would say well but there is cost benefit it's level a one evidence so it's really really useful and most importantly pulse-ox is going to report an average saturation overtime so you are going to see some lag so it

could be one to two minutes before you actually see a change in the pulse ox and your patient may not have been breathing for those one to two minutes so once the pulse ox does go down it's going to go down real quick and also if

you want to look at some additional resources I think the air and capnography toolkit they did not ask me to say that but I do think it is actually really really great and it was put out

steer another thing I just want to say to make the capnography work for you I think in our institution we've been using it for a long time but it doesn't always work we use this nasal cannula that's supposed to have this nice little

reservoir but it's really not great because it's cold in the room so the plastic will stiffen and it flips up use some tape or I just put a simple mask over the nasal cannula and then you'll get your waveform you'll have the the

carbon dioxide captured I think there's some fancy masks out there I think Medtronic is may be releasing a mask that does a capnography which will be great but in the meantime just make it work for you and make it work in the

beginning of the procedure sooo as you're giving more and more sedation potentially you're not then worrying about futzing around with making the capnograph you work nonpharmacologic methods I think are really important so

we get this a lot Twilight are you giving me propofol it's the same as a colonoscopy right or you're gonna knock me out right right so these are really important conversations to have in the prep area when you're getting your

patient ready make them aware they're not going to have these things and be honest with them if they're adamant they want to be asleep they want the Twilight you reschedule there it's I have found it's not worth trying to convince them

to do something that they don't want to do because they're just gonna write a really nasty letter later and and I don't and I don't blame them because I think sometimes we're not honest and we think we're doing the right thing and

you know don't worry we'll get you through it were you gonna be really comfortable and sometimes patients aren't going to be comfortable and that's okay and if they're not okay with that then we have to do what we need to

do to make sure that we're meeting what their needs and that leads into setting realistic expectations I always tell patients you might not see me the whole time I'm gonna check on you at least every five minutes if you don't see me

it's because I'm right behind you tell me what you need every five minutes I'm going to say are you okay if you need to be a little bit more asleep if you're in pain you're having anxiety tell me and I'll give you more medication this is a

collaboration and I find that that really eases a lot of the anxiety especially them knowing you're right behind them the whole time if they can't see you like their tented you know without a halo I think yeah the covered

halo we were talking about before if they can't see you it gives them a lot of anxiety if they think no one's in the room and there's just a provider they can't see doing a procedure on them sedation scripts my attending left but

we had a little bit of a healthy argument about this so I talked to him about scripting the way that we talked to patients about sedation so we're all saying the same thing all the time and he said you know I'm an attending and I

I didn't do a residency and a fellowship to be a robot and all these things and you know it was and I he loves giving me a hard time about this stuff so it was kind of funny because he's doing he's currently engaged in a grant project

that's looking at our work flow throughout the institution and he has research assistants that are working on it with him and one of the things that they did was they went on the floor with some of our residents who are consenting

the patients for procedures and she the very next day in a meeting it was totally unrelated it said to him you know they're saying the wackiest things to the patients some of them are saying don't worry about it you'll be asleep

yeah yeah it's like whatever you had last time and they're really not setting them up with realistic expectations so when we get them at least our impatience when we get them down stairs for their procedure they're totally confused about

what they're gonna have done and then I think they feel very anxious because they're about to go right into the room and now we're telling them you're not going to be asleep you'll you'll be able to talk to me during the keys so you're

not saying everyone has to be a robot and say exactly the same thing but I you may want to talk to your staff about hitting the same take-home messages so that they're not hearing all different descriptions of sedation throughout

their stay all right thank you everyone

questions comments and accusations please hello this topic is very personal to me I've had it actually had a UFE so this is like one of my big things I work in the outpatient center as well as a

hospital where we perform you Effy's and frequently the radiologist will have me go in and talk to the patient it's from a personal perspective one of the issues which it may just have been from my situation was pain control post UFE

whether you normally tell your patients about pain control after the UFE someone say we are all struggling with this yeah oh it's not what's your question is going to be okay good I'm gonna get doctor Dora to answer Shawn the question

is what do you what do we do with this pain issue you know what are you doing for the home there at Emory there you know and a lot of practices we we don't rely on one magic bullet for pain control recently we've been doing

alternate procedures for two adjunctive procedures to help with pain control for example there are nerve blocks that you can do like a superior hypogastric nerve block there's there's Tylenol that can be given intravenously which is seems to

be a little more effective than by mouth there's there's a you know it and a lot of times it's it's a delicate balance right between pain post procedural pain because you can often get the pain well controlled with with narcotics opioid

with a pain pump but the problem is 12 hours later the patients is extremely nauseous and that's what keeps her in the hospital so it's a it's a balance between pain control and nausea you can you can hit the nausea

beforehand using a pain and scopolamine patch that that'll get built up in the system during the procedure and that kind of obviates the nausea issues like I said that the the nerve blocks the the tile and also there are some other

medicines that can can be used adjunctive leaf or for pain control in addition to to the to the opioids so the answer the question is there are multiple there multiple answers to the question there's not one magic bullet so

that helped it did one of the things that I tell the patients is that you know everyone is different and yet some people I've seen patients come out and they have no pain they're like perfect and then some come out and they are

writhing in the bed and they're hurting and they're rolling all around what and I always ask the acid docs are you telling them they could possibly have you know pain after the procedure because some have the expectation that

I'm going to be pain-free and that's not always the case so they have an unrealistic expectation that I'm gonna have the UFE but not have pain what I also tell them is that the pain it's kind of like an investment right and

this is easy for a guy to say that right but but it's it's an investment the worst part the worst pain you should be feeling is the first 12 12 hours or so every day I tell my patient you're gonna be getting better and better and better

with far as the pain as long as you is you follow our little cookbook of medicines that we give you on the way home and I want you to make sure that you fill these prescriptions on the way home or you have someone fill those

prescriptions for you before he or she picked you up in the hospital and lately we have been and I see that you're there as well lots of other little tricks that are out there right and again there are all

little tricks so ensure arterial lidocaine doctor there is near alluded to and if you're on si R Connect you may it may spill over on some of your chat rooms here people have been using like muscle relaxant like flexural or

robertson with some success but just know that we don't have any studies that tell us how that's supposed to do so when i have someone that is like writhing in pain i just use everything so i do it superior hypogastric nerve

vlog and i actually will do some intra-arterial lidocaine although not so much lately i have been using the muscle relaxant but i will warn you that i've had two patients with extreme anticholinergic effects where they are

now not able to pee from that so you know where we're doing that balance act I see that you're there can I take that question here first just so we're we're doing the same thing we're using the multimodal just throwing all these

things at people and we're trying the superior hypogastric blocks but we're collaborating with anesthesia to do that right now do you all do your own blocks or do you collaborate with anesthesia we do our own blocks okay it isn't it is

not that difficult I would tell you that but again it's kind of like you know you got to do if you start feeling better and then you're like we don't really need them we'll just do it on our own okay thank you again yes what's the

acceptable interval between UFE and for IBF oh that's a your question what is the interval between UFE and IVF so if you wanted to get pregnant yeah and can you have a you Fe and then have an IVF like how long would you have to wait

wait and tell you before you can have that the IBF it I guess it really depends on the age of the patient because we know that that the threshold for which patient tend to have that inability to conceive

is around 45 years old so you know it did below the you know below the age of 45 the risk of causing ovarian failure or or the inability to conceive is significantly less it's zero zero to three percent so I would say that you

know you probably want the effects of the fibroid embolization to two to take effect it takes around 12 months for these fibroids to shrink down to their most weight that they're gonna they're going to shrink down the most I wouldn't

say you need to wait 12 months to put our nine vitro fertilization there's no good there's no good literature out there I don't believe that's your next and so I would say just remember that if you came to my practice and you said you

wanted to get pregnant I will be sending you to talk to fertility specialists beforehand we do not perform embolization procedures as a way to become pregnant there's no data to support that but if you saw your

gynecologist and they said let's do this then I'm sure they'll be doing lots of adjunct things to figure out what would be an ideal time then to for you to have IVF and if I dove not having any data to inform me I would ask you to wait a year

and what will be the effect of those hormones that they gave you if for example a patient has existing fibroids what would be the effect of those hormones that IVF doctors prescribed their patients yeah so fibroids actually

can grow during pregnancy so I would say that most of those hormones are pro fertility hormones so I would expect that maybe you can see some of that effect as well yeah alright if you have any other questions you can grab me oh

you're I'm sorry go with it okay yes we we have time I don't want to keep anybody here for that so I have a two-fold question the first one is post-procedure can you use a diclofenac patch or a 12-hour pain

patch that is a an NSAID have you have any experience with that and your next question my second part of the question is there a patient profile or a psychological profile that tips you that the patient is not going to be able to

candidate because of their issues around pain so they're two separate but we have in success sending people home that first day so I'm looking to just make it better I haven't had experience with the Clos

phonetic patch it's in theory it seems ok you know these are all the these are they're all these are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs so there are different potency levels for all of them they you know they range from very low

with with naproxen to to a little bit higher with toradol like that clover neck I think is somewhere in between so we found that at least I found that that q6 our our tour at all it tends to help a lot so with that said I I don't have

much experience with it with the patch in answer to your second question the only thing I can say is there there is a strong correlation between size of fibroids and the the amount of a post procedural pain and post embolization

syndrome so there really you know we often say we don't really care too much about the number of fibroids but the size of the fibroid is is is should be you know you should you should look at that on pre procedural imaging because

if it gets too big it may not be worth it for the patient because they may be in severe pain the more embolic you put into the blood supply's applying the the fibroid the the greater the pain post procedural pain

are there multiple other factors that would contribute to pain but that's that's one aspect you can you can look at post procedurally on imaging okay thank you very much yes ma'am hi what what kind of catheter do you use

to catheterize the fibroid artery when you pass by radio access yeah so over the last three years the companies have been really very good about that so there are a few things that I without endorsing one company or the other that

you need to make sure that the sheath that you're using is one of those radial sheets a company that makes a radio sheath you should not use a femoral sheath for radial access so no cheating where that's concern you may get away

with it once or twice but it will catch up to you and you need a catheter that is long enough to go from the radio to the to the groin so I'm looking for like a 120 or 125 centimeter kind of angled catheter whether it's hydrophilic the

whole way or just a hydrophilic tip or not at all you can you can choose which one in our practice most of us still tend to use a micro catheter through that catheter although if I'm using a for French and good glide calf and it

just flips into like a nice big juicy uterine artery then I may just go ahead and take that and do the embolization if the fellow is not scrubbed in as well so thanks a lot but they make they make many different kinds like that and more

of those are to come all right I'm you can please please please send us any other questions that you have thanks for your time and attention and enjoy the rest of the living

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

are there any questions yeah yes that's a really good sure so the question was do you have any rules or guidelines in my institution about how long the procedure can be before you start

talking about anesthesia versus sedation is that right and positioning prone supine we did come up with a guideline with within our department we looked at a little bit of research but honestly was more expert opinion just best

practice and experience I in in general I would say if the procedure is 3 plus hours the patient should know they're going to be on the table not asleep for three plus hours and talk to them about what that means and if they're ok with

that I just think again that comes into setting realistic expectations that's one of the reasons actually that we're very interested in using Dex med otama Dean because that's going to be a better

drug for those longer procedures first was giving functional and versed for four hours it's just not it's not appropriate but you know and some people would say we'll just get an anesthesiologist them but a lot of these

patients are really thick so in our institution anesthesia is just really super regulated and they require all of these clearances for their involvement no matter what they're giving sometimes they'll require all these clearances and

they give exactly what we were going to give so you know it's it's really a juggling act I would say in our department we really just make sure the patient knows what the expectation is and then we'll usually say to the

provider to if if something goes like if anything looks a little concerning during the case we're stopping and they have to be ok with that and they are they really are but that took a lot of work to get everybody on board with that

type of communication yeah we don't know so they I know I think Sloane is anyone here from Sloane no I think Sloane has with dedicated anesthesiologists they work really closely with them and it's easier for

them to get cases scheduled they will give us they will assign us an anesthesiologist for the day but if we don't have any anesthesia cases they get reassigned somewhere in the o.r and it's a different analysis every time it tends

to be the same group some are stricter than others some will have a patient say I really want anesthesia and we can call up the provider and there they say no problem let me do a quick chart review whereas the next day the provider goes

no absolutely not send them for clearances that's a little tricky yeah right so what I showed you is from the american society of anesthesiology i am not affiliated with them at all i just think they bide non anesthesiologist

sedation so i rely heavily on what they say and they recommend waiting till peak effects so i would look at the pharmacokinetics so for versed it's 3 to 5 minutes so i would wait at least 3 minutes before your readmit a stirring I

think a good example with that is when diazepam with the sedative of choice the on the peak effect for diazepam is 1 minute so when midazolam came onto the market there were a lot of adverse outcomes

with patients because providers administering it weren't familiar with the pharmacokinetics and assumed that the peak effect for versed was the same for diazepam so in theory you could give a patient in 5 minutes 5 milligrams of

versed so by the time that fully hits them they could be in a negative 5 on your raft scale so you know just look at those pharmacokinetics look at that peak effect and I would use that to drive your dosing scheme Atlee that's what I

do and I think since we've done that we've seen better meet info cities and better safety outcomes yes okay yeah we don't do that we do one thing with uterine fibroid embolization swear they'll do a superior mesenteric block

but otherwise we don't do any other type of regional blocks but I have read about that I think that's really are the IR providers giving the block okay right I've seen two with uterine fibroid embolization we'll do an epidural in

advance some I think some institutions or some literature exists about that it's interesting it would be interesting if the IR providers could actually give it though I'm not sure if that's kosher in the anesthesia world but they're

certainly qualified to do it they they do already kind of do it really but so I mean that's certainly something interesting and if you have a provider that is comfortable taking that on and their institution I think it's worth

looking at because anything that's sort of I think mixes things up and and provides a different Avenue especially for high-risk patients is worth looking into definitely yes I believe it yeah

mm-hm right so I'll just repeat what she said so just jumping on the talk about blocks so in her institution they the providers to administer blocks and I think you said

coleus estas Tamizh and PTC's and biliary dream placements they'll use that and it will decrease the amount of sedation that's required sedation being versed and fentanyl that's required during the case which like yes like you

said is really great for patients who are already on opioids previously and habit aller ins yes [Music] something right so we again he left same provider though had a patient on Groupon

or Fein and it was our first experience within about a year ago and it was terrible and she did not have realistic expectations going in of how sedated she would be and she was very very unhappy

afterwards so we talked a lot about that and in that guideline I had mentioned that we made about when we involve anesthesia and when we don't there's a caveat about that that says that if a patient is on

methadone or buprenorphine that a discussion needs to take place making them aware that they will probably not feel very sedated but we will try our best and if they're not comfortable with that we reschedule the procedure with

anesthesia but they have to know going into it that they they may not feel completely sedated and we just keep that open and honest communication but we haven't really come up with a scheme of what's best we did actually try with her

we had her come in one day having taken her buprenorphine the day of the procedure and she seemed okay with that and then we tried having her go off of it so that the receptors wouldn't be blocked she was not happy with that

experience so that's really when a person like that probably would do great with propofol but we can't give propofol so you know if the and if the patient tells us no then we just reschedule with the anesthesia

right - hmm right right right you could at least if they're if they're on an opioid uh if they're on people nor Fein then in theory they should respond to the verse said you could go heavier hand it on the

versed just to get them sedated but they will probably still feel pain but it they hopefully won't remember it that's true I you know with the Richmond agitation sedation scale that's not going to fit every patient that's a

really good point I gave a patient seven of versed during an adrenal vein sampling and she was just talking my ear off I got I fed are you okay you know do you need me to give you anything else no no I'm good I'm good and then I wheeled

her out we got her in the recovery area and she goes sit over I said yeah she said wow I don't I don't remember anything the power of her said that that was like a true and music effect I hadn't seen that so strongly in a

patient before but if you if I had done you know I was documenting that she was a zero it looked like I wasn't doing much for her but then I was putting comments you know patient comfortable denying needing any more sedation so

won't fit every patient so it is good to look at that but yeah as far as the buprenorphine I mean it's it's it's tough yeah if they have an addiction specialist I would say talk to them and they might be

able to come up with a scheme that works for them and if there's a lot of pain expected afterwards those patients are gonna have to be on parenteral opioid therapy they'll probably have to stay you know if you're in a hospital they

would have to stay overnight so those are all things you have to consider yeah yes hmm yeah I'm like it so Adam and Alexa are nurse practitioners that we work with and I'm looking at Adam because

this is actually was a very hot topic for us in the last six months so we actually cheat we met with our sedation committee that's run by that in a physiologist who's blocking us from using pres of X and discuss with him

that in the protocol that guides our practice it's said that you did the timeout and then gave sedation but Ari anesthesiologists don't do that right so they intubate the patient and everything and then and they and then the provider

comes in and does the timeout right before the puncture or incision so we talked about to him about how well if we're gonna do the latency to peak effect it's not enough time right so we do now bring the patient in and start

sedation right away our orders are put in in advance I know some by the attending or the Li P so we have a PRN dose and with an a certain number of occurrences and a titrate to a certain Ross scale

yes yeah so and that our anesthesiologist mentions that our providers are present but it's it's a certain use of the language I think it might be like direct observation or immediately available and our providers

are immediately available it's up to your hospital so our profit our providers aren't like down the street on their way in to work with coffee and street clothes and we're sedating they're they're just down the hall maybe

or the way our department looks is we have a control area and it's like the you know the Central Station and you can see all of the rooms so they might be in the Central Station but just haven't gone in to do the time out yet that

being said I always talk to them before I bring the patient in and say what's the goal Rath and I address any concerns that I have and I think people think I'm a little kooky when I do that for every case but it I think it works really well

and I think the providers really like it so we just already start from the Gecko our line of communication I tell them the patient seems really anxious this is my plan what do you think agree disagree yes the procedural if does the procedure

list or the Lak but I've sedated the patient so the patient if you look at what Jayco describes in the universal protocol it's ideal if they can participate in the timeout however not required because then when they do the

timeout they're right there stabbing them with lidocaine so I like to you know I mean I would argue that by starting I would argue about that by starting at the sedation earlier and getting the patient into a comfortable

state you're more safe because you're doing the dosing appropriately according to the a sa yeah correct right right right

okay I think it's important to say though it's not about getting around Joint Commission this is what Joint Commission says you may feel uncomfortable with it and that's okay

but it is what our accrediting body says is okay we're also not intimating the patient and paralyzing them like an Asst the anesthesiologist is now having said that it's not like we walk the patient in and we go oh I think you're mr. Jones

we throw you on the table there is an initial timeout that's done with the nurse and the technologist and the other people in the room shaking his head yes as so the acceptable amount of time after reversal

yes so if it happens if it happens mid procedure you need to it's I believe the language the a sa uses that you have to have a discussion amongst the care team about whether or not you're going to proceed if it happens after the

procedure in the recovery area or it happens mid procedure and you abort then it has to be at least two hours before you discharge that patient or move them back to their unit where they came from because of that recitation effect and

because you can have really adverse effects from sedation like flumazenil can cause serious delirium I had a patient like that one time it was it was awful and it can cause serious cardiac arrhythmia so at least two hours if you

continue with the procedure I would just make sure everyone knows that you have to be really careful with recitation effects and and all of the adverse effects that you'd be looking at yes I think one more question I'm sorry

with hyperkalemia I have come across I want to say it was in perioperative guidelines when I was looking at the labs that we do cuz we do a lot of unnecessary labs in our department you guys might - I feel like we just really

overdo it I believe the perioperative recommendations are to check a serum potassium if the patient has a reason to have hyperkalemia however right if their hyperkalemic and

they develop a cardiac arrhythmia you know could hypoxia also precipitate that cardiac arrhythmia the results from the hyperkalemia maybe I just went in I wouldn't take an ounce

I would I would consider hyperkalemia severe hyperkalemia and unstable patient because that patient could go into a fatal arrhythmia so I would correct that before you bring them into an elective Percy what's often an elective procedure

so if you're doing a fistula gram you know right five point yeah why are we will go up to five point eight we personally will go up to five point eight because a lot of times they're hyperkalemic

because they're fish too less clothes now and we need to open it right so just again it I don't think there's ever going to be any hard and fast data that you see it's all about making sure everyone knows this patient has a serum

potassium of five point eight we're going to be really closely watching the ECG monitoring yeah thank you everyone thank you so much [Applause]

now that you all have an overview and a refresher of nursing school and how these medications work in our body I want to now go over our practice

guidelines and the considerations that we take into place so as you know I'm not going to go over into detail the patient populations that are prescribed these meds but kind of knowing that these are the

patients that we see in our practice that for example are on your direct direct vector 10a inhibitors patients with afib or artificial valves or patients with a clock er sorry a factor v clotting disorder these oral direct

thrombin inhibitors patients with coronary artery thrombosis or patients who are at risk for hit in even patients with percutaneous coronary intervention or even for prophylaxis purposes your p2 y12 inhibitors or your platelet

inhibitors are your cabbage patients or your patients with coronary artery disease or if your patients have had a TI AR and mi continued your Cox inhibitors rheumatoid arthritis patients osteoarthritis vitamin K antagonists a

fib heart failure patients who have had heart failure mechanical valves placed pulmonary embolism or DVT patients and then your angiogenesis inhibitors kind of like Kerry said these are newer to our practice these are things that we

had just recently really kind of get caught up with these cancer agents because there really aren't any monitoring factors for these and there is not a lot of established literature out there knowing that granted caring I

did our literature review almost two years ago now so 18 months ago there is a lot more literature and obviously we learned things this morning so our guidelines are reviewed on a by yearly basis so we will be reviewing these too

so there is more literature out there for these thank goodness so now we want to kind of go into two hold or not to hold these medications so knowing that we have these guidelines and we'll be sharing you with you the tables that

tell us hold for five days for example hold for seven days some of these medications depending on why the patient is taking them are not safe to hold so some of the articles that we reviewed showed that for sure there's absolutely

an identified risk with holding aspirin for example a case study found that a patient was taking aspirin for coronary artery disease and had an MI that was associated with holding aspirin for a

radiology procedure they found that this happened in 2% of patients so 11 of 475 patients that sounds small number but in our practice we do about 400 procedures in a week so that would be 11 patients in one week that would have had possibly

an adverse reaction to holding their aspirin and then your Cox inhibitors or your NSAIDs as Carrie already mentioned it's just really important to know that some of those the Cox inhibitors have no platelet effects and then your NSAIDs

can be helped because their platelet function is normalized within 24 to 48 hours Worf Roman coumadin so depending on the procedure type and we'll go into that to here where we have low risk versus moderate to high risk

we do recommend occasionally holding warfarin however we need to verify why the patient is absolutely on their warfarin and if bridging is an option because as you learn bridging is not always on the most appropriate thing for

your patient so when patients on warfarin and they do not have any lab values available that's when you really need to step outside of guidelines and talk with your radiologists your procedure list and potentially have a

physician to physician discussion to determine what's best for a particular patient this just kind of goes into your adp inhibitors and plavix a few of the studies that we showed 50 are sorry 63 patients who took Plex within five days

of their putt biopsy they found that there was of those one bleeding complication during a lung biopsy so minimal so that's kind of why we have created our guidelines the way we did and here's just more information

regarding your direct thrombin inhibitors as cari alluded to products is something that we see very commonly in our practice and then your direct vector 10a inhibitors this is what we found in the literature

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

different applications renal ablation is very common when do we use it

high surgical risk patients primary metastatic lesions some folks are actually refused surgery nowadays and saying I'll have a one centimeter reno lesion actually want this in lieu of surgery people have

familial syndromes they're prone to getting a renal cancer again so we're trying to preserve renal tissue it is the most renal parenchymal sparing modality and obviously have a single kidney and a lot of these are found

incidentally when they're getting a CT scan for something else here's a very sizable one the patient that has a cardiomyopathy can see how big the heart is so it's you know seven centimeter lesion off of the left to superior pole

against the spleen this patient wouldn't have tolerated bleeding very much so we went ahead and embolized it beforehand using alcohol in the pide all in a coil and this is what it looks like when you have all those individual ice probes all

set up within the lesion and you can see the ice forming around I don't know how well it projects but in real time you can determine if you've developed your margin we do encompass little bit of spleen with that and you can see here

that you have a faint rim surrounding that lesion right next to the spleen and that's the necrotic fat that's how you know that you got it all and just this ablation alone caused a very reactive pleural

effusion that you can see up on the CT over there so imagine how this patient would have tolerated surgery pulmonary

it's obviously either done with general

anesthesia or perhaps a regional block at our institution is generally done with general anesthesia we have a really combined vascular well developed combined vascular practice we work closely with our surgeons as well as

you know those who are involved in the vascular interventional space as far as the ir docs and and in this setting they would do generally general anesthetic and a longitudinal neck incision so you've got that and the need for that to

heal ultimately dissect out the internal carotid the external carotid common carotid and get vessel loops and good control over each of those and then once you have all of that you hyper NIH's the patient systemically not unlike what we

do in the angio suite and then they make a nice longer-term longitudinal incision on the carotid you spot scissors to cut those up and they actually find that plaque you can see that plaque that's shown there it's you know actually

pretty impressive if you've seen it and let's want to show an illustrative picture there ultimately that's open that's removed you don't get the entirety of the plaque inside the vessel but they get as much as they can and

then they kind of pull and yank and that's one of the pitfalls of this procedure I think ultimately is you don't get all of it you get a lot more than you realize is they're on on angiography but you don't get all of it

and whatever is left sometimes can be sometimes worse off and then ultimately you close the wound reverse the heparin and closed closed it overall and hope that they don't have an issue with wound healing don't have an issue with a

general anesthetic and don't have a stroke in the interim while they've clamped and controlled the vessel above and below so here's a case example from our institution in the past year this is a critical asymptomatic left internal

carotid artery stenosis pretty stenotic it almost looks like it's vocally occluded you can see that doesn't look very long it's in the proximal internal carotid artery you can see actually the proximal external carotid artery which

is that kind of fat vessel anteriorly also looks stenotic and so it's going to be addressed as well and this is how they treated it this is the exposure in this particular patient big incision extractors place and you can see vessel

loops up along the internal and external carotid arteries distally along some early branches of the external carotid artery off to the side and then down below in the common core artery and ultimately you get good vessel control

you clamp before you make the incision ultimately take out a plaque that looks like this look how extensive that plaque is compared to what you saw in the CT scan so it's not it's generally much more

impressive what's inside the vessel than what you appreciate on imaging but it's the focal stenosis that's the issue so ultimately if yet if the patient was a candidate stenting then you just place a stent

across that and he stabilized this plaque that's been removed and essentially plasti to that within the stent so it doesn't allow any thrombus to break off of this plaque and embolize up to the brain that's the issue of raw

it's the flow through there becomes much more turbulent as the narrowing occurs with this blockage and it's that turbulent flow that causes clot or even a small amount of clot to lodge up distally within the intrical in

terrestrial vasculature so that's the issue here at all if you don't take all that plaque out that's fine as long as you can improve the turbulent blood flow with this stent but this is not without risk so you take that plaque out which

looks pretty bad but there are some complications right so major minor stroke in death an asset which is a trial that's frequently quoted this is really this trial that was looking at medical therapy versus carotid surgery

five point eight percent of patients had some type of stroke major minor so that's not insignificant you get all that plaque out but if you know one in twenty you get a significant stroke then that's not so bad I'm not so good right

so but even if they don't get a stroke they might get a nerve palsy they might get a hematoma they may get a wound infection or even a cardiovascular event so nothing happens in the carotid but the heart has an issue because the

blockages that we have in the carotid are happening in the legs are happening in the coronary so those patients go through a stress event the general anesthetic the surgery incision whatever and then recovery from that I actually

put some stress on the whole body overall and they may get an mi so that's always an issue as well so can we do something less invasive this is actually a listing of the trials the talk is going to be available to you guys so I'm

not going to go through each of this but this is comparing medical therapy which I started with and surgery and comparing the two options per treatment and showing that in certain symptomatic patients if they have significant

stenosis which is deemed greater than 70% you may be better off treating them with surgery or stenting than with best medical therapy and as we've gotten better and better with being more aggressive with best medical therapy

this is moving a little bit but here's the criteria for treatment and so you have that available to you but really is

blasian it's well tolerated and folks with advanced pulmonary disease there's a prospective trial that showed that

there are pulmonary function does not really change after an ablation but the important part here is a lot of these folks who are not candidates for surgical resection have bad hearts a bad coronary disease and bad lungs to where

a lot of times that's actually their biggest risk not their small little lung cancer and you can see these two lines here the this is someone who dr. du Puy studied ablation and what happens if you recur and how your survival matches that

and turns out that if you recur and in if you don't actually a lot of times this file is very similar because these folks are such high risk for mortality outside or even their cancer so patient selection is really important for this

where do we use it primary metastatic lesions essentially once we feel that someone is not a good surgical candidate and they have maintained pulmonary function they have a reasonable chance for surviving a long

time we'll convert them to being an ablation candidate here's an example of a young woman who had a metastatic colorectal met that was treated with SPRT and it continued to grow and was avid so you can see the little nodule

and then the lower lobe and we paste the placement prone and we'd Vance a cryo plugs in this case of microwave probe into it and you turn off about three to five minutes and it's usually sufficient to burn it it cavitate s-- afterwards

which is expected but if you follow it over time the lesion looks like this and you say okay fine did it even work but if you do a PET scan you'll see that there's no actually activity in there and that's usually pretty definitive for

those small lesions like that about three centimeters is the most that will treat in a lot of the most attic patients but you can certainly go a little bit larger here's her follow-up actually two years

that had no recurrence so what do you do when you have something like this so this is encasing the entire left upper lobe this patient underwent radiation therapy had a low area of residual activity we followed it and it turns out

that ended up being positive on a biopsy for additional cancer so now we're playing cleanup which is that Salvage I mentioned earlier we actually fuse the PET scan with the on table procedural CT so we know which part of all that

consolidated lung to target we place our probes and this is what looks like afterwards it's a big hole this is what happens when you microwave a blade previously radiated tissue having said that this

was a young patient who had no other options and this is the only side of disease this is probably an okay complication for that patient to undergo so if you follow up with a PET scan three months later there's no residual

activity and that patient actually never recurred at that site so what about

and I'm gonna let Carrie go over a case study with you all we printed and gave you one of those and this is just gonna

kind of really show you the importance of yes let's have established guidelines to help guide nursing practice but then let's also take into consideration what we know so I'll just give you all a minute to look over the the patient I'm

not going to read this all to you what's the journal was 28 to the right is right here June 2018 volume 37 number 237 number 2 June 2018 and it's bolded in our reference side - so here's the time for audience feedback if you are a

nurse and you saw this patient what are some things that might concern you about them heading into a procedure there's microphone if anybody wants it or you can just call out liver dysfunction when we were looking

at this patient and this is you know an actual patient that I saw doing a workup and said hmm this is a really complex patient what are we going to do with this person they are having a lowest procedure as Nicky points out so that is

good to note in this patient was actually admitted following a stroke while anticoagulation was being held for another low-risk procedure so that's definitely something that caught our attention and we looked at our lab

values again the INR pretty normal they were taking lovenox at home but they're currently in the hospital they're on IV heparin and a lot of our procedures come up at the last minute so this is it's not uncommon

for us to show up in the morning have half of our day filled and have cases added as the day goes on and I would imagine that's pretty much the standard for most of you so and they wanted this today this was more of a therapeutic

procedure but they really did want it for the patient so we got out our nursing guideline we looked at what medications are they on what's their history what does our guideline tell us and I've included the low-risk procedure

and it tells us IV heparin hold for four hours so normally the nurse would call the floor and say can you have a discussion with your service would you know can they hold the heparin per our procedural guidelines in this case we

didn't feel like it was a good idea to have that nurse to nurse conversation this is a case where we went directly to the radiologist and said here's the patient here's what our guidelines tell us could you please call the service and

have a conversation with them and they did they talked about the risks and benefits you know in our practice we do occasionally do procedures with IV heparin running it's been known to happen it's definitely not preferred but

again it's that risk benefit decision in this case the service felt it would be okay to hold the heparin for four hours the radiologist agreed that they would be okay with and so the heparin was turned off the

flora nurse called us when they turned it off we verified it in the medical record transport order was put in the patient was brought down at exactly four hours and the procedure was performed successfully the patient was returned

directly to the floor and the heparin restarted but we just picked this one as just an interesting patient to look at because it does show we have these guidelines they encourage nurses to look at these things while we're screening

patients but we also need to think critically and say you know does this warrant a little bit of extra consideration should the radiologist and the service have this conversation or is the service managing the patient going

to do what our recommendations say so we do run into this kind of thing quite often and they did say at the session this morning nurses want a guideline but there's no cookbook for these patients and I think that emphasizes that we can

make all the screening guidelines in the world they're very helpful for streamlining triaging patients getting patients in but ultimately we're going to have a lot of these multidisciplinary conversations where radiologists are

talking to the service that's managing the patient and flora nurses radiology nurses everybody is getting involved in the conversation so it's really kind of a collaborative approach even though we do have these guidelines they don't

apply for every situation

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

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 want this to be as instructive as possible I do have some multiple-choice questions that are peppered in there and hopefully you guys feel comfortable enough to shout out answers I really don't care if you get it right or wrong so but if I teach it right I hope it's

clear what the answers are okay so and and I know the title test says that I'm going to be talking about parts frankly I think there's a lot more to talk about about PE other than parts and I'm not going to be emphasizing that

but if there's time to ask questions or I'm happy to speak about that as well because I think the disease and the treatments are really the crux of PE at this point okay so I start with something called the landscape where are

we with pulmonary embolism well you know I don't know how many of you have seen PE in the IR suite or have dealt with these patients or even have friends or family that have had a PE but I don't think anybody who's interacted with this

disease would argue with the fact that PE is a big deal why do I say that statistically speaking well there are 900 000 VTE events per year that's DVT or PE that's a lot it's almost a million now the number of deaths from PE every

years quoted to be as high as 300 000 but is around 60 150 is what we think so quite a few this affects everybody you know you might have heard of Serena Williams getting a PE Chris Bosh and Serena Williams I think had a massive PE

which I'll tell you the definition of that later but it's a it's it's something that can affect a young person and kill that young person so that's what makes it a little bit tougher than some of the other diseases it's the

third most common cause of cardiovascular death stroke mi then PE ten percent are fatal within the first hour so a lot of these patients you're not even gonna see and when you do see them you've got a big task ahead of you

because they're you're trying to rescue them from death that's basically the same statistic now if you were to take every patient who comes into the hospital and you put an echocardiogram on them and you looked at the right

ventricle their right ventricle would show some evidence of dysfunction and so that's an interesting statistic because right ventricular dysfunction is you'll see on a subsequent slide is actually a pretty big deal and is actually at the

crux the pathophysiology of PE now if you were to do a VQ scan around six months after people got a PE you would find that 1/3 of those patients actually have residual thrombus so we think that you

know PE is a acute disease but what we're finding is that it's actually a cute disease that can become chronic and a lot of people and we're actually revealing unveiling the fact that maybe a year or two years after their PE these

patients aren't doing as well as we thought so that this is a burden it's a chronic it's a chronic disease that causes a burden on their lives so this is the disease and and you know as an IR you look at this and you say well that's

pretty exciting looks like we can intervene on something meaningfully but there are some caveats we should remember first most patients have low risk PE s I'll define that in a little bit but these patients don't need an

intervention they just need anticoagulation to the best of our knowledge that says all this this group needs sub massive PE I'll spend quite a bit of time on and it's a very controversial topic and there's a

lot of different attitudes between interventionalists and non interventionists about sub massive PE when you get a massive PE patient this is the patient that's crashing and burning most of them should receive

systemic thrombolysis which is an IV in the arm and a drug through their vein it's the fastest thing you can do and it doesn't involve corralling an IR suite the team for the IR suite or a surgical team and as I just said there's a wide

range of attitudes regarding treatment aggressiveness so I'm not going to go

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

establish our guidelines this was something this was a question that we got when we did publish our journal article because you'll see when you do

see our guidelines we are not 100% in alignment with SAR that is because we used SAR in a detailed literature review and examined both of those sources but then we also have our own homegrown radiology database our nurses are

instrumental in collecting this data every biopsy patient we collect their medication list as well as their current lab values we've been doing this since 2002 and we currently have over 50 000 patients within that database so we pull

from that database to identify what is best what trends are we seeing what medications are we seeing that are causing issue in our practice so we're taking from our own clinical expertise and then we also have a great panel

within Mayo Clinic it's called ask me Oh expert this panel is made up of multiple physicians we have physicians from Department of Laboratory Medicine physicians from our anticoagulation practices we have our liver physicians

can need lots of different doctors we have two radiologists that also sit on that committee so it's a combined specialty panel so we take we took into consideration all of these factors to establish our guidelines our nurses use

these guidelines when they are performing pre-procedure phone calls so I love to the presentation yesterday from Johns Hopkins I believe where they're doing pre procedure phone calls but often times a whole week before we

don't have that yet but I would love to get to that point but right now our nurses are doing pre procedure phone calls within a few days prior to a patient's procedure and we are going through these guidelines to identify

what medication or risk factors these patients have and we're alerting our radiologists to see if there's any type of considerations that we may need to take if for example a patient has not stopped warfarin and

then they also look for if within our guidelines the patient needs lab values we determine if there's lot values ordered or if they have any within the medical record we want them within 30 days except for if the patient has known

or suspected liver disease we do want them more recently within 14 days or if a patient's on chemotherapy or one of those anti antagonists this is something I really need to stress to our nurses and I think I've gotten the point across

to you that these are guidelines only clinical decisions are made by the supervising radiologist so we've we've put this right in all of our guidelines in that yes these are guidelines that we can use those nurses to help triage our

patients and move and streamline our assessment process but sometimes it does further critical thinking and then discussion you want to go into what you

do we care about carotid occlusive disease why is it such a big deal stroke is a major factor obviously stroke is the third leading cause of death 750-thousand approaching a million

strokes a year and it's a leading cause even if you survive the stroke of disability majority of these are ischemic and not bleeding or hemorrhagic strokes and a lot of them a significant number of the ischemic strokes reside or

source from carotid disease so the carotid is the issue in those patients and the stroke risk in those patients is as ultimately related to the degree of stenosis that they have or narrowing that they have at the carotid and do

they have any history of neurologic symptoms that determines if they're symptomatic or asymptomatic so you could have a critically narrowed lesion but have zero symptoms that's asymptomatic and you can have a

less significant so no --ss not 99% but say 70% but you have some symptoms you're getting blindness intermittently or or intermittent numbness in your hands and that's symptomatic right and with

that that's a much more worrisome sign in the setting of that even though milder stenosis so what is the you know the importance of this is for us to be able to to determine which patients who we would be treating or not so we're all

all about effective bag-valve-mask it's the mainstay of airway management and procedural sedation but also in the o.r so you're gonna see if you're ever working with an anesthesiologist that

the first thing they want to see is how easily they can ventilate the patient with a mask and if they have trouble they know that's potentially going to be a patient that may give them difficulty later on when they're attempting to

intubate because when they go to intubate the patient if they're not successful they immediately stop and go back to bagging the patient they want to know that that's gonna be there their failsafe and that they have an

effective way of delivering breaths the difficult airway is going to be defined in terms of whether effective gas exchange can take place with an Ambu bag so at NYU we use the sorry we use the Mallampati so this classification system

attempts to grade the degree of airway difficulty the foundation of the assessment is that the tongue is the largest anatomical structure that can inhibit mask ventilation now again if you look at the research surrounding

this Mallampati used in isolation it's not useful you really want to look at all of the other airway assessment criteria that I just previously discussed because it's on our required documentation you know it can be

something that maybe providers get focused on just open your mouth cool and move on but it really is important to look at all the other components not to call out my attending sitting over there so this is a great mnemonic that I like

moans it's just a quick easy way to identify a patient that may give you a little bit of trouble when it comes to manual ventilation so M is for mask o for OB 3a for age and for no teeth and s for stiff lungs so you can see with this

patient here with the beard he has a lot of facial hair so that's a patient that you're gonna have a difficulty getting a good seal with and if you can see they actually covered his beard with Tegaderm in order to get an effective seal right

painful later but great for his airway um last thing yes at this point oh great this points you guys can still hear me okay so for this patient for for obese patients in general my biggest pain point I guess you could say is when I

see patients inappropriately position during procedural sedation and a nurse will call and say the patient's not really well sedated but his his capnography waveform looks all off he's occasionally having periods of apnea can

you come and help and the patient looks like this so a patient who's sedated is not going to be able to comfortably spontaneously mentally win their position like that you can see his airway is a little bit compressed here

he has to overcome extra body habitus in order to effectively take a breath so what you want to do is just ramp your patient and this is obviously extreme like if you're doing an angiogram you're not the providers gonna say what on

earth are you doing but what you can do is take that pillow out and put a little roll underneath the shoulders and you're gonna see the airway open up and if I get patients who come in and they can't be flat maybe they have congestive heart

failure so they have that pillow orthopnea you can position them like this give them the sedation and then take everything out that's what I always do you you want to make sure that you have

good positioning and that's going to set you up for success patients who are elderly or have no teeth are going to be what we call a dentist and they essentially just have loss of musculature in the face which is going

to correlate with surface area which means you're not gonna be able to get a good seal so what they did in this particular patient is they actually put gauze in to just increase that surface area and then patients with stiff lungs

are going to be patients who have a history of COPD or any other restrictive lung disease and they just may be difficult to ventilate Pharmacology and

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

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

know we're running a bit short on time so I want to briefly just touch about

some techniques with comb beam CT which are very helpful to us there are a lot of reasons why you should use comb beam CT it gives us the the most extensive anatomic understanding of vascular territories and the implications for

that with oncology are extremely valuable because of things like margin like we discussed here's an example of a patient who had a high AF P and their bloodstream which tells us that they have a cancer in her liver we can't see

it on the CT there but if you do a cone beam CT it stands up quite nicely why because you're giving levels of contrast that if you were to give them through a peripheral IV it would be toxic to the patient but when you're infusing into a

segment the body tolerates at the problem so patient preparation anxa lysis is key you have them exhale above three seconds prior to that there's a lot of change to how we're doing this people who are introducing radial access

power injection anywhere from about 50 to even sometimes thirty to a hundred percent contrast depends on what phase you're imaging we have a Animoto power injector that allows us to slide what contrast concentration we like a lot of

times people just rely on 30% and do their whole the case with that some people do a hundred percent image quality this is what it looks like when someone's breathing this is very difficult to tell if there's complete

lesion enhancement so if you do your comb beam CT know it looks like this this is trying to coach the patient and try to get them to hold still and then this is the patient after coaching which looks like this so you can tell that you

have a missing portion of the lesion and you have to treat into another segment what about when you're doing an angio and you do a cone beam CT NIT looks like this this is what insufficient counts looks like on comb beam so when you see

these sort of Shell station lines that are going all over the screen you have to raise dose usually in larger patients but this is you know you either slow down the acquisition speed of your comb beam or

you raise dose this is what it looks like after we gave it a higher dose protocol it really changes everything those lines are still there but they're much smaller how do you know if you have enhancement or a narrow artifact you can

repeat with non-contrast CT and give the patient glucagon and you can find the small very these small arteries that pick off the left that commonly profuse the stomach the right gastric artery you can use your comb beam CT to find

non-target evaluation even when your angio doesn't suggest it so this is a patient they have recurrent HCC we didn't angio from here those arteries down there where those coils were looked funny even though the patient was

quote-unquote coiled off we did a comb beam CT and that little squiggly C shape structures that duodenum that's contrast going in it this would be probably a lethal event for the patient or certainly would require surgery if you

treated that much with y9t reposition the catheter deeper towards the lesion and you can repeat your comb beam CT and see that you don't have an hands minh sometimes you have these little accessory left gastric artery this is

where we really need your help you know a lot of times everyone's focused and I think the more eyes the better for these kind of things but we're looking for these little tiny vessels that sometimes hop out of the liver and back into the

stomach or up into the esophagus there's a very very small right gastric artery in this picture here this patient post hepatectomy that rides along the inferior surface of the liver it's a little curly cube so and this is a small

esophageal branch so when you do comb beam TT this is what the stomach looks like when it enhances and this is what the esophagus looks like when it enhances you can do non contrast comb beam CTS to confirm ablation so you have

a lesion this is the comb beam CT for enhancement you treat with your embolic and this is a post to determine that you've had completely shin coverage and you can see how that correlates a response so the last thing we're going

is Kelvin Hong I'm the division chief of I are within the John's Hospital has across the health system I'm privileged to say that this represents just a snapshot of the team that we have both an operational side

but we utilize it within the Qi projects that we hold this is really a long-standing project for over almost four years now so I'm very very privileged and I'm very excited to share with you and obviously

I wanted to emphasize how this can be achieved and the concept of team empowerment is so critical most of our interventions and solutions in successors have been on the backs of really removing barriers and along

interventions to flow from front my staff in foreign we we do intervention team storming we really get the best ideas and solutions from by allowing everybody to be empowered and to speak up and to find solutions and that

transparency is critical to the success and not any operations but when you're trying to improve we free to you know point fingers and I think that it's important to recognize that I think it should be not just top-down but really

bottom-up and really the brainstorming comes from the best ideas and now we're standing then to form a bottom up to allow the physician leadership to go and get the resources negotiate and funding and I think we really need to think

outside the box from top and bottom and this was a an idea oops can someone advance this slide this one just logged off and so this is a one of the interventions I was born on really looking at the problems with increasing

delays and pressures over raw and under-resourced and I don't know if you have in your hospital but there's a increasing reliance on IR to do even minor procedures that traditionally was done you know by the bedside there's

sort of growing reluctance on many physicians do you do less and less at the bedside and rely on more complex interventions even notwithstanding we've had some Sentinel events with bad outcomes of patients been having

procedures at the bedside so there was increasing demand by the hospital for us to do more so this downward pressure of doing more procedures obviously contributes tremendous to patient delays and experience and so

we had increasing request by the hospital to do more more and increasing imaging almost didn't make sense to transfer the patient from the bedside the procedure suite increasing costs delays stresses amongst physicians just

as amongst the staff and we really just under-resourced an increasing complexity of patients doing support procedures for them so really in concept this is one of the interventions for us and to handle really to put together actually a

bedside service to do procedures where the patients were and to fund it and so that we can do the right procedure in the right place at the right time for the right patient in the right service and that there should be all housed

within IR and a1 team and safe for all so this was the intervention to really solution after key our analysis looking at transitioning a team to the bedside and not to do procedures at the suite Jim Bain and fun so that was the big

heavy lifting to fund five providers there were physician assistants who do procedures at the bedside themselves transfer only the sickest patients and to be centrally coordinated that we could coordinate all within the House of

IR so that they expeditiously this patient moves from the bedside to the procedure suite all evaluated and inappropriately to be done in the right place and the benefit obviously is tremendous improvement patient care

satisfaction we have a formalized backup so we really just get the patient to the right place and there's no question we've look at their reduce costs less wait time it's obvious if you don't need to do the procedure in the suite you're

doing at their bedside how that impacts length of stay denied days and some of these very hospital Jermaine Qi metrics that are very very important to Hospital workflows and efficient use of time appropriate use of time and not

importantly for skill procedures and avoid harm to the patient reduce signal veins so we actually had this funded and was and then the scope is some minor procedures you know Paris Toros complex IVs and is a major issue in amongst

hospitals as our patients get a lot of care ops unguarded and the foilage started to do less and less I'm sure you've seen some of these trends within your own hospitals we placed actually almost all the access

for dialysis and so the emergent procedures like shy leaves or non tunneled dialysis catheters are done by the base at the bedside by our IR a bedside service seem to mean as time on characters and so prior to formation of

this bedside service we had simple events that related to almost over a million dollars in claims and so this was but the backbone of the business plan to get this funded and since the inception of our team we actually

haven't had another signal vendor surrounding these procedures and notwithstanding there is actually revenue so and not having complications not having payouts for these risk management events as well as the

collection so we do get paid for this and this is important that you get something funded that you show the hospital that you can make this operationalized budget neutral and so we've analyzed this and shown that and

so what is the impact it sounds great to have this at least when they're not doing it in procedure suite for us actually we even looked at a survey distributed to people who consulted us smatterings of a variety of providers

physicians pas and nurse practitioners and looked at multiple departments how we were doing and we analyzed ourselves so we're always constantly not any improving but we analyzing and maintaining and the survey results in

blue and orange these are highly satisfied or strongly agree with all the turnaround times easy-to-access preventing admissions and and so this is a positive patient experience we really have made we shifted the bar some

negative perception of our service because there's delays to now positive perception of what we provide at the bedside in the suite and in truth from a physician here I'm just happy that there's a shift in in positive energy

and experience with us so this is critically and you know I'll be able to do it so you know we're tracking numbers and our volumes are steadily increasing the more more services are turning towards us and realizing that there's a

great way to to provide service at the bedside and where necessary concert and we'll make this session who needs to come to the ir suite is I think a really good way to also trace some of the patient delays doing

procedures at the right side so I'm going to turn you over to waipapa Dubourg who's on our end talk a little bit us about patient surveys good

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]

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

kind of the embolic protection because I think with carotid artery stenting the stents there's a lot of different types they're all self expanding for the most

part and there's not a lot to talk about there but there is with regards to embolic protection and there so there's distal and violent protection where you have this where that blue little sheath in the common carotid artery you got a

wire through the ica stenosis and a little basket or filter distally before you put the stent in early on they used to think oh maybe we'll do distal balloon occlusion put a balloon up distally do your intervention aspirate

whatever collects behind the balloon and then take the balloon down not so ideal because you never really asked for it a hundred percent of the debris and then whatever whenever you deflate the balloon it goes back it goes up to the

brain you still have some embolic phenomenon in the cerebral vascular churn and then there's this newer concept of proximal protection where you use either flow reversal reverse the blood flow in the cerebral circulation

or you actually cause a stagnant column of blood in the ica so you can't get you don't get anything that embolize is up distally but you have this stagnant column the debris collects there you aspirate that actively before you take

down the balloons that are in position in the X carotids and common carotid artery and then you take everything out so let's walk through each of these if you really wanted to pick out the perfect embolic

protection device it's got to be relatively easy to use it's got to be stable in position so it's not moving up and down and causing injury to the vessel but even while it's in place cerebral perfusion is maintained so that

balloon the distal balloon not a great idea because you're cutting off all the blood flow to the brain you might stop something from embolizing up distally but in the process of doing that you may patient may not tolerate that you want

complete protection during all aspects of the procedure so when we place a filter as you'll see just crossing the lesion with the initial filter can cause a distal embolus so that's a problem you want to be able to use your guide wire

choice as many of you know when we go through peripheral vasculature there's your go-to wires but it doesn't always work every time with that one go-to wire so you want to be able to pick the wire that you want to use or

change it up if needed for different lesions so if you get to use your wire of choice then then that's gonna be a better system than something that's man deter and then if you have a hard time using that wire to get across the lesion

you have a problem overall and then ultimately where do you land that protection device and a few diagrams here to help illustrate this generally speaking these distal embolic protection these filters that go beyond

the lesion have been used for quite a while and are relatively safe you can see them pretty easily and geographically they have little markers on them that signify if they're open or closed and we look for that overall and

blood flows through them it's just a little sieve a little basket that collects really tiny particles micrometers in size but allows blood flow to pass through it so you're not actually causing any cessation of blood

flow to the brain but you are protecting yourself from that embolic debris and it's generally well tolerated overall we had really good results in fact when not using this device there's a lot of strokes that were occurring in use of

this device dramatic reduction so a significant improvement in this procedural area by utilization of embolic protection however distal embolic protection or filter devices are not a perfect APD as you as you may know

those of you have been involved in carotid stenting there is no cerebral protection when you cross the lesion if you have a curlicue internal carotid artery this filter doesn't sit right and and ultimately may not cause

good protection or actually capture everything that breaks off the plaque and it can be difficult to deliver in those really tortuous internal carotid arteries so ultimately you can cross the lesion but you may not get this filter

up if you don't get the filter up you can't put the stent then ultimately you're out of luck so you gotta have a different option filters may not provide complete cerebral protection if they're not fully opposed and again it does

allow passage of really tiny particles right so your blood cells have to be able to pass but even though it's less than about a hundred microns may be significant enough to cause a significant stroke if it goes to the

right basket of territory so it's not perfect protection and then if you have so much debris you can actually overload the filter fill it up in tile and entirely and then you have a point where when you capture the filter there's some

residual debris that's never fully captured either so these are concerns and then ultimately with that filter in place you can cause a vessel dissection when you try to remove it or if it's bouncing up and down without good

stability you can cause spasm to the vessel as well and so these are the things that we look for frequently because we want to make sure that ultimately if we just sent the lesion but we don't believe the vessel distal

to it intact and we're going to have a problem so here's some kind of illustrated diagrams for this here's a sheath in the common carotid artery you see your plaque lesion in the internal carotid artery and you're trying to

cross this with that filter device that's what's the picture on the right but as you're crossing that lesion you're you're liberating a little plaque or debris which you see here and during that period of time until the filters in

place you're not protected so all that debris is going up to the brain so there's that first part of the procedure where you're not protected that's one of the pitfalls or concerns particularly with very stenotic lesions or friable

lesions like this where you're not protected until that filters in place that first step you never are protected in placement of a filter here's an example where you have a torturous internal carotid artery so you see this

real kink these are kinds of carotid internal carotid arteries that we can see and if you place that filter in that bend that you can see right at the bend there the bottom part the undersurface of the carotid doesn't have good wall

my position of the filter so debris can can slip past the filter on the under under surface of this which is a real phenomenon and you can see that you can say well what if we oversize the filter if you oversize the filter then it then

it just oval eyes Azure or it crimps and in folds on itself so you really have to size this to the specific vessel that you plan to target it in but just the the physics of this it's it's a tube think about a balloon a balloon doesn't

conform to this it tries to straighten everything out this isn't going to straighten the vessel out so it doesn't fully conform on the full end of the filter and you have incomplete a position and therefore

incomplete filtration so this is another failure mode I mentioned before what if it gets overloaded so here's a diagram where you have all this debris coming up it's filling up the really tiny tiny particles go past it because this little

micro sieve allows really small particles to go distal but approximately it's overloaded so now you get all this debris in there you place your stent you take your retrieval filter or catheter to take this filter out and all that

stuff that's sitting between the overloaded filter and your stent then gets liberated and goes up to the brain so you got to worry about that as well I mentioned this scenario that it builds up so much so that you can't get all the

debris out and ultimately you lose some and then when the filter is full and debris particles that are suspended near the stent or if you put that filter too close to the edge of the stent you run into problems where it may catch the

stent overall and you have all of this debris and it looks small and you don't really see it and geographically obviously but ultimately is when you do a stroke assessment and it's not always devastating strokes but mild symptoms

where he had a stroke neurologist and the crest trial or most of the more recent clinical trials we actually evaluate a patient and notice that they had small maybe sub sub clinical or mild strokes that were noted they weren't

perhaps devastating strokes but they had things that caused some degree of disability so not insignificant here's a case example of a carotid stent that was done this is a case out of Arizona proximal carotid

stenosis stent placed but then distal thrombus that developed in this case and had post rhombus removal after the epd was removed so there's thrombus overloaded the the filter you can see the filter at the very top of the center

image you can see the sort of the shadow of the embolic protection device there distally aspirated that took the filter out and then ultimately removed but you can imagine that amount of thrombus up in the brain would have been a

devastating stroke and this is what the filter looks like in real life so this is what the debris may look like so it's not this is not overloaded but that's significant debris and you can see the little film or sieve that's on the

distal part of this basket and that's what captures the debris any of that in the brain is gonna leave this patient with a residual stroke despite a successful stenting procedure so this is what we're trying to avoid so in spite

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

I'm the FDG is have a radio pharmacy located on the second floor no New York State does allow nuclear medicine

technologist and nurses to inject the con the FDG isotope I know in other states one in particular is is New Jersey the the nurses are not allowed to inject isotope and the technologist has to do it also in addition certain

isotopes and certain scans the ducts have to inject the contrast like the the cervical Lin scintigraphy and some so my question has to do with discharge instructions so just like you give them that little card that they keep with

them so they trigger some radiation alarm and a bridge or on a highway do you give them discharge instructions about if there's small children at home that they're not sitting in their lap for extended period what kind of

instructions do you give on discharge after these patients so we when they come in coupled with the screening forms that they fill out we have some instructions attached to it and does that does have

the discharge instructions but we reiterate to them you know if they have small children or babies and pregnant women and just try to keep their distance for the next 12 to 24 hours just to until the really activity has

wear off so the FDG is like two hours almost for the half life FDA FDA has 60 minutes 116 minutes half life and usually by 12 hour by the 12 hour period they're mostly background radiation okay thank you

we had they have a written instruction like it's like a packet that we give into the market that we do to the patient and the patient have accessed to the web portal that they have and they can be the instructions from there

this is correct so betta bar is still investigational for the most part the only way you can build for it is two different scans you build for a pet and you build for our mr so you've got to get approval for both what you are not

going to get reimbursed for is the registration and that's where it gets a little bit challenging because then you need a radiologist who is both certified uncredentialed to read a pet and an mr so right now most institution bill it as

two different procedures so that's why you that's how we get the approvals just a little information on the side I went back to this case study because I forgot to tell you that in order for the PET CT to have as clear image as the pet MRI

the pet portion I mean the city portion and the pet city would have to be done diagnostically and that this would expose the patient to radiation three times that's why they prefer the pet MRI because yeah the reason why we do it if

we do it mostly for for for pediatrics and it's it and it's because of radiation because you know like our my team is saying you you are going to have this patient have constant follow-up so if you can reduce the amount of

radiation they have from a younger age as we all know it work in radiology DNA injuries occur when you're younger then more is more severe than than later our MRI the pet MRI injection they're all lined with lead and our MRI the pet

MRI room is actually lined with lead so we don't really have Needham let aprons we don't know we don't have wear aprons they are allowed to go to other appointments after they are pet MRI usually with the FDG most of the

radiation after the Tessa's finish is gone they're not more than what not more than radioactive than background radiation so they are are safe to be around people yes that's more for precautionary

measures yes no they go straight to the PACU so we our MRI table is detachable we have an area for where we keep our inpatient bay area we have a structured ready for them to go into right after the test and the

anesthesiologist and if they are Pediatrics the pediatric nurse is with them and they go straight to pack you do like probably like probably less than ten a week right now some weeks we are busy we do for how we do that much some

it varies like we'll do three or four but we are trying because the reimbursement that's one of the big issue our institution is actually eaten eating the cost for some of these to provide a patient with less radiation

especially or pediatric population we have one pet MRI machine for the whole institution three at the main campus we have two we have multiple and other regional sites so the yes

no less than 15 GFR except for the EU vist less than 30 then we notified the radiologists eeeh this is harder to so you this is the it's a linear contrast as opposed to the Catalan bettervest which is

macrocyclic so it's easier for the body to get rid of well there yes well they're only they're already getting dialysis so it's really not much of a harm yes we do patients on dialysis but we make sure the dialysis is done within

24 hours after receiving the contrast yes um sometimes you know you just have it to have it we don't require it for all the tests if you have it we have it we check if it's already in the chart we

acknowledge it you know we don't require for outpatient we don't require but in patients we do all right anything okay so Bernie pet/ct the scanning time for pet/ct is about 30 minutes to 45 minutes Patsy pet/ct is about 30 to 45 minutes

with the pet MRI sometimes they they order dedicated pet MRIs so that is a little longer you have to take note that we do a whole body scan whole body scans for even just for a regular MRI is at least an hour so we try to eliminate

just you know having them have to have to or point to different appointments and just one waiting room one waiting time so that cuts down the response for the patient themselves yes we do for adults it's 12 for the

whole body and then for the pet brain it's about 10 if I'm not mistaken and then plus or minus 10% and then the pediatric doses are cultured calculated base of their height and their weight and there are all protocol by a

radiologist because we have a lot of whole-body protocols we have the bone survey actually that's about 30 or 40 minutes and yes that's an hour and then we have longer whole body protocols diseases

specific and sometimes they try to depends on what the patient's diagnosis is we have whole body scans where they have to check the bone marrow and that needs to be from tips of the toes and tips of the fingers and that can be a

challenge especially if the patient is tall because that has to be in sequest sequestered and sequential patient and positioning is also a challenge alright thank you so much thank you thank you so much

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quick I did want to mention t-carr briefly and try to get you guys closer to back on time this is a hybrid procedure this is combining the surgical procedure we talked about first and carotid stenting it takes combined

carotid exposure at the base of the clavicle or just above the clavicle and reverses blood flow just like we talked about but tastes slightly different technique or approach to doing this and then you put the stent in from a drug

carotid access here's the components of the device right up by the neck there is where the incision is made just above the clavicle and you have this sheet that's about eight French in size that only goes in about us to 2 cm or 1 and a

half cm overall into the vessel and then that sheath is sutured to the the chest wall and then it's got a side arm that goes what's labeled number six here is this flow reversal urn enroute neuroprotection kit it reverses the

blood flow and then you get a femoral sheath in the vein right in the common femoral vein and you reverse the blood flow so this is a case a picture from our institution up on the right is the patient's neck and that's the carotid

exposure and the initial sheath is in place so the sidearm of that sheath is the enroute protection system which is going up up at the top of the image there we're gonna back bleed that let that sidearm of that sheath continue to

bleed up to the very top and then connect that to the common femoral venous sheet that we have in place there's a stepwise of that and then ultimately what we see at the end of the procedure is that filter inside that

little canister can be interrogated after and you can see the debris this is in the box D here on the bottom left the debris that we captured during the flow reversal and this is a what we call a passive and then active flow reversal

system so once the system is in place the direct exposure carotid sheath in place the flow controller and AV shunt in place you see the direction of blood flow so now all that blood flow in that common carotid artery is going reverse

direction and so when you place a sheath or wire and and ultimately through that sheath up by the carotid artery there's no risk for distal embolization because everything is flowing in Reverse here's a couple

case examples ferns from our institution this is a patient who had a symptomatic critical greater than 90% stenosis has tandems to nose he's so one proximal at the origin and one a little bit more distal we you can see the little

retractors down at the base of the image there in the sheath that's essentially the extent of the sheath from the bottom of that image into the vessel only about a cm or two post angioplasty instant patient tolerated that quite well here's

another 71 year-old asymptomatic patient greater than 90% stenosis pretty calcified lesion a little more extensive than maybe with the CT shows there's the angiography and then ultimately a post stent placement using the embolic

protection device and overall the trials have shown good good safety met profile overall compared to carotid surgery so it's a minimum minimal exposure not nearly as large the risk of stroke is less because you're not mucking around

up there you're using the best of a low profile system with flow reversal albeit with a mini surgical exposure overall we've actually have an abstract or post trip this year's meeting this is just a snapshot of that you can check it out

this is our one year experience we've had comparable low complication rates overall in our experience so in summary

here are the treatment options and I did want to include a fourth one it says nothing about the intervention per se but it's medical management which was actually had the significant growth over the last decade and really more

aggressive medical management every treatment below this should have medical management included as part of it so I included that first that's critical if you're gonna have a carotid endarterectomy if that's what ultimately

your your physician decides then you should still have medical management before and after carotid artery stenting and then ultimately trans carotid artery stenting so carotid endarterectomy I'll show you a case example but this is a

diagram illustrating what's ultimately done that longitudinal incision and then removal of that plaque this is what the plaque looks like when it comes out as opposed to carotid artery stenting which is less invasive obviously and we place

a stent but we don't actually remove the plaque overall you know you know we can talk about why that's okay in fact the plaque itself doesn't need to come up what we need to improve the flow and stabilize that plaque from being able to

embolize small clot overall medical therapy is really just these basic things aspirin or sometimes dual antiplatelet therapy so that's aspirin and plavix in addition aggressive statin therapy so

Doc's will Vascular Docs anyone interested in this space will have you a non-aggressive statins or cholesterol-lowering medications stop smoking tight glucose control so those diabetics have to be really well

regulated and in the blood pressure control if you don't do those things no matter what you do with the carotid endarterectomy or the stenting is gonna fail so what's carotid endarterectomy

we're gonna move on to embolization there a couple different categories of embolization bland embolization is when

you just administering something that is choking off the blood supply to the tumor and that's how it's going to exert its effect here's a patient with a very large metastatic renal cell lesion to the humerus this is it on MRI this is it

per angiogram and this patient was opposed to undergo resection so we bland embolized it to reduce bleeding and I chose this one here because we used sequentially sized particles ranging from 100 to 200 all

the way up to 700 and you can actually if you look closely can see sort of beads stacked up in the vessel but that's all that it's doing it's just reducing the blood supply basically creating a stroke within the tumor that

works a fair amount of time and actually an HCC some folks believe that it were very similar to keep embolization which is where at you're administering a chemo embolic agent that is either l'p hi doll with the chemo agent suspended within it

or drug eluting beads the the Chinese have done some randomized studies on whether or not you can also put alcohol in the pie at all and that's something we've adopted in our practice too so anything that essentially is a chemical

outside of a bland agent can be considered a key mobilization so here's a large segment eight HCC we've all been here before we'll be seeing common femoral angiogram a selective celiac run you can make sure

the portals open in that segment find the anterior division pedicle it's going to it select it and this is after drug living bead embolization so this is a nice immediate response at one month a little bit of gas that's expected to be

within there however this patient had a 70% necrosis so it wasn't actually complete cell death and the reason is it's very hard to get to the absolute periphery of the blood supply to the tumor it is able to rehab just like a

stroke can rehab from collateral blood supply so what happens when you have a lesion like this one it's kind of right next to the cod a little bit difficult to see I can't see with ultrasound or CT well you can go in and tag it with lip

Idol and it's much more conspicuous you can perform what we call dual therapy or combination therapy where you perform a microwave ablation you can see the gas leaving the tumor and this is what it looks like afterwards this patient went

to transplant and this was a complete pathologic necrosis so you do need the concept of something that's ablative very frequently to achieve that complete pathologic necrosis rates very hard to do that with ischemia or chemotherapy

alone so what do you do we have a

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