This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Combined Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) plus Variceal Obliteration versus TIPS Alone for Management of Gastric Varices: Comparative Single Center Clinical Outcomes". This is a single-center retrospective cohort study in 40 patients who underwent TIPS with variceal obliteration (n=18) or TIPS alone (n-22) for treatment of bleeding or high-risk gastric varices (GV). The authors primarily reviewed the rates of GV rebleeding and eradication.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in gastrointestinal interventions.
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 outcomes of GV bleeding with TIPS and variceal embolization
Discuss rate of GV obliteration after TIPS and variceal embolization.
Explain locations at which repeat variceal hemorrhage can occur.
Department of Radiology, University of Illinois Health:
- Ketan Y. Shah M.D.
- James T. Bui M.D.
- Andrew J. Lipnik M.D.
- Matthew M. Niemeyer M.D.
- Charles E. Ray M.D. Ph.D.
- Ron C. Gaba M.D. M.S.
University of Illinois College of Medicine:
- Albert Ren B.S.
- Russell O. Simpson M.D.
- Marie-Louise Kloster B.S.
Department of Medicine, University of Illinois Health:
Conflicts of Interest/Disclosures: None of the other authors have identified a conflict of interest nor financial disclosures.
CME Editor: CME author has no conflicts of interest/disclosures
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, 2021. 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.