The SIR Annual Scientific Meeting Committee selected this year’s Distinguished Abstracts. These honored abstracts will be presented during scientific sessions throughout the meeting.
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ABSTRACT 231: Presented during Dialysis
The Pivotal Multicenter Trial of Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistulae Creation for Hemodialysis Access
3–4:30 p.m. • Room 404B
Hull, W. Jennings, R. Cooper, U. Waheed, M. Schaefer, R. Narayan
Purpose: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the percutaneous arteriovenous fistulae (pAVF) created with a thermal resistance anastomosis device (TRAD).
Conclusions: The Ellipsys® Vascular Access System met the primary safety, and efficacy endpoint goals in the United States pivotal trial.
Abstract 351: Presented during: Venous Thrombus Management
ACCESS PTS Study: ACCElerated thrombolySiS for Post-Thrombotic Syndrome using the Acoustic Pulse Thrombolysis EkoSonic® Endovascular System – Midterm Results of a Multi-center Study
3–4:30 p.m. • Room: 406A
Garcia, K. Sterling, M. Jaff, K. Ouriel, I. Weinberg, S. Kahn, A. Comerota
Purpose: Post thrombotic syndrome (PTS), a potentially devastating long-term outcome of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), develops in >50% of patients (pts) following proximal DVT. Unfortunately, treatment options are limited. A multi-center, prospective, single-arm study evaluated the efficacy and safety of endovascular recanalization of venography proven chronic venous-occlusive disease, utilizing venoplasty with ultrasound-accelerated, catheter-directed thrombolysis (USCDT).
Conclusions: In chronic DVT patients suffering from PTS, ACCESS PTS demonstrates intervention utilizing USCDT with venoplasty is safe and effective in achieving clinically relevant improvement in PTS and quality of life.