This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "A randomized trial of endovascular embolization treatment in pelvic congestion syndrome: Fibered platinum coils versus vascular plugs with one-year clinical outcomes". This clinical study compares the safety, clinical efficacy and cost of vascular plugs (VPs) and fibered platinum coils (FPCs) for embolization in pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS).
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, gynecologists and internal medicine physicians; nurses, techs, and trainees at all level with special interest in pelvic congestion syndrome.
To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 60% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 60% or better.
FREE for SIR members
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to
List the percentage of women that experience symptom relief (dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia and urinary urgency) at one year following embolization for pelvic congestion syndrome.
Cite the advantages and disadvantages of using VPs for pelvic congestion syndrome in the context of efficacy, safety procedural length and cost.
Describe the rate of complications, specifically device migration requiring retrieval (overall, FPCs and VPs)
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Miguel De Gregorio, MD, PhD
Jose Guirola, MD
Celia Lahuerta, MSc
Victoria Mayoral, MD, PhD
Maria Sanchez-Ballestin, MD
Sergio Sierre, MD
Hospital Clinico Universitario Lozano Blesa
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved December 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.