This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "No advantage of ePTFE-FEP covered stents over uncovered nitinol stents for percutaneous palliation of malignant infrahilar biliary obstruction: results of a single center prospective randomized trial". In this study, the authors report their results of a prospective randomized control trial comparing covered to uncovered self-expanding stents in malignant infrahilar biliary obstructions, with a primary end point of stent occlusion.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, oncologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest malignant biliary obstruction.
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:
- Identify the risks of stent placement in the biliary system
- Describe the patency rates of biliary stents in malignant obstructions
- Explain appropriate patient selection for this procedure
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Elisabeth Dhondt, MD
Peter Vanlangenhove, PhD
Lynn Huyck, PhD
Luc Defreyne, PhD
Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
Marc De Man, MD
Department of Gastroenterology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
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, 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.