This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Below-the-ankle angioplasty in patients with critical limb ischemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis."
There is limited data on the results, effectiveness, and safety of interventions for below-the-ankle angioplasty in patients with critical limb ischemia. This article analyzes the available literature in a systematic way to shed more light on this type of intervention. This study provides the readers with greater insight into the available literature pooled into a meta-analysis regarding below-the-ankle angioplasty and helps the learner understand the potential risks and benefits of intervention in this vascular territory.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, vascular surgions, interventional cardiologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in critical limb ischemia.
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:
- Describe the limb-salvage rate in below-the-ankle angioplasty
- Name procedural complications associated with below-the-ankle angioplasty
- Discuss the freedom from reintervention rate in patients undergoing below-the-ankle angioplasty
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Eline Huizing, MD
Michiel A. Schreve, MD
Jean-Paul P.M. de Vries, MD, PhD
Roberto Ferraresi, MD
Steven Kum, MMBS, FRCS
Cagdas¸ Unlu, MD, PhD
Drs. Huizing, Schreve, Unlu: Department of Surgery, Northwest Clinics, Alkmaar, The Neterlands
Dr. de Vries: Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Neterlands
Dr. Ferraresi: Peripheral Interventional Unity, Humanitas Gavazzeni, Bergamo, Italy
Dr. Kum: Vascular Service, Department of Surgery, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
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 August 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.