This month’s journal-based CME article is titled " Hepatic artery embolization for postoperative hemorrhage: importance of arterial collateral vessels and portal venous impairment".This study is a retrospective analysis of patients with bleeding complications following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) treated with hepatic artery embolization. The authors examined 42 patients and identified flow patterns, risk factors, and complications following embolization.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in hemorrhage in the post-surgical patient.
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:
- Understand vascular risk factors for hepatic ischemia.
- Describe embolization techniques utilized.
- Knowledge of the observed time delay from surgery to presentation of bleeding.
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Won Seok Choi
Chang Jin Yoon
Jae Hwan Lee
Jai Young Cho
Jun Suh Lee
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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 May 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.