This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Psoas muscle density in combination with model of end-stage liver disease score can improve survival predictability in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).
In this study, the authors investigate the role of pre-TIPS psoas muscle density (PD) measurement in predicting survival when combined with model of end-stage liver disease (MELD) score. By defining the optimal MELD and PD density in patients treated with TIPS, this study provides data on MELD modification to include sarcopenia to improve mortality prediction.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, hepatologists, radiation oncologists, hepatobiliary and transplant surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in stroke.
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
Define sarcopenia and list conditions it is commonly associated with.
List the optimal PD density and its role as a prognostic indicator of survival after a TIPS.
Describe the benefit of combining MELD and PD to predict survival after a TIPS.
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Mohamed G Shoreibah
Noha A Aboueldahab
Patrick Vande Lune
Husameddin El Khudari
Andrew J Gunn
Ahmed Kamel Abdel-Aal
Department of Radiology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham
Conflicts of Interest:
None of the authors have identified a conflict of interest.
Ahmed Kamel Abdel-Aal, - Consultant, W.L. Gore
No other author have financial disclosures.
Scientific Advisor, Siemens Healthcare
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 January 1, 2019. 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.