This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistula Creation with the WavelinQ 4-French EndoAVF System: A Single-Center Retrospective Analysis of 30 Patients".This is a single center retrospective analysis to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the WavelinQTM 4 French system for creation of a percutaneous arteriovenous fistula (pAVF). The authors reviewed 30 consecutive patients over an approximately 2 ½ year period.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in management of patients with end stage renal disease. 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:
- Discuss the anatomic locations for creation of a pAVF with the WavelinQ system
- Understand the expected complication rate
- Know the expected successful cannulation rate following creation
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Panagiotis M. Kitrou
Interventional Radiology Department, Patras University Hospital, Patras, Greece
Nephrology Department, Patras University Hospital, Greece
Vascular Surgery Department, Patras University Hospital, Patras, Greece
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, 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.