This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "One-Year analysis of the Prospective Multicenter SENTRY Clinical Trial: Safety and Effectiveness of the Novate Sentry Bioconvertible Inferior Vena Cava Filter".
The incidence of IVC filter related complications increase with dwell time. Despite clinical guidelines that advise prompt filter retrieval once the clinical need is met, 65-80% of filters remain unretrieved. The Sentry IVC filter is designed to bioconvert into a stent after providing temporary protection against a pulmonary embolism (PE). In the study, the authors prospectively assess the safety and efficacy of the bioconvertible Sentry inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in patients requiring temporary protection against pulmonary embolism. (PE).
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, oncologists, oncologic surgeons, vascular surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interests in vascular access and port placement.
To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to
Explain the incidence and the associated risks for unretrieved IVC filters
Compare the rate of successful bioconversion of the filter at 6 months and 12 months
Discuss the incidence of filter-specific complication, such as migration and/or perforation of the caval wall by one or more filter struts at 1 year following implantation.
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Michael D. Dake, M.D.; Timothy P. Murphy, M.D.; Albrecht H. Kramer, M.D.; Michael D. Darcy, M.D.; Luke E. Sewall, M.D.; Michael A. Curi, M.D.; Matthew S. Johnson, M.D.; Frank Arena, M.D.; James L. Swischuk, M.D.; Gary M. Ansel, M.D.; Mitchell J. Silver, D.O.; Souheil Saddekni, M.D.; Jayson S. Brower, M.D.; Rover Mendes, M.D.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, Stanford, CA 94305
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 September 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.