Quarterly update

with Social Media Editor Sara Lojo

Dr. Sara Lojo is passionate about interventional radiology and has been involved in the editorial board of many publications since her training. She considers editorialism to be a fundamental tool for training, encouraging its development and bringing it closer to the new generations of IR professionals.


In this Quarterly Update, she will highlight key issues in IR and accompanying CVIR Endovascular articles on the topic.


Quarterly Update #2: Urgent embolisation

Embolisation is a well-established interventional radiology technique used to treat patients with massive traumatic or iatrogenic haemorrhage, to control bleeding after childbirth and as a pre-surgical treatment to reduce blood loss.

Interventional radiology has much to offer and plays a key role in the management of urgent and emergent bleeding. Not all embolisable territories are treated in the same way, or with the same materials, or take the same risks. For us, it is essential to not only know the anatomy, but also the techniques and the different materials available when deciding when, how, and where to perform embolisation in a haemorrhage.

It is essential to keep up to date on techniques, materials, and approaches and CVIR Endovascular has a wide range of articles on traumatic embolisation, as well as on the use of different materials in emergency situations or even extreme vascular approaches.


Transarterial interventions in civilian gunshot wound injury: experience from a level-1 trauma center


Qian Yu, Alex Lionberg, Kylie Zane, Ethan Ungchusri, Jonathan Du, Karan Nijhawan, Austin Clarey, Rakesh Navuluri, Osman Ahmed, Priya Prakash, Jeffrey Leef & Brian Funaki

SPLEnic salvage and complications after splenic artery EmbolizatioN for blunt abdomINal trauma: the SPLEEN-IN study

Warren Clements, Tim Joseph, Jim Koukounaras, Gerard S. Goh, Heather K. Moriarty, Joseph Mathew & Tuan D. Phan

Pseudoaneurysms embolization with glue via percutaneous direct puncture: a multicenter experience on 54 patients

Francesco Giurazza, Annamaria Ierardi, Paolo Marra, Pierleone Lucatelli, Fabio Corvino, Francesco Pane, Sandro Sironi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Romaric Loffroy & Raffaella Niola

Safety and efficacy of emergency transarterial embolization for mesenteric bleeding

Chloé Extrat, Sylvain Grange, Clément Chevalier, Nicolas Williet, Jean-Marc Phelip, Fabrice-Guy Barral, Bertrand Le Roy & Rémi Grange

Transarterial embolization with n-butyl cyanoacrylate for the treatment of active abdominopelvic bleeding in the polytraumatized patient

Rafael Kiyuze de Freitas, Lucas Moretti Monsignore, Luis Henrique de Castro-Afonso, Guilherme Seizem Nakiri, Jorge Elias-Junior, Valdair Francisco Muglia, Sandro Scarpelini & Daniel Giansante Abud

Endovascular management of traumatic pseudoaneurysms

Lauren Shreve, Maha Jarmakani, Hanna Javan, Ivan Babin, Kari Nelson, James Katrivesis, Michael Lekawa, Eric Kuncir, Dayantha Fernando & Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh

Tibial access for supra-inguinal embolization in extremely obese patients

Jason C. Smith, Alex L. Cho & Scott T. Fujimoto

Transarterial embolization of acute non-neurologic bleeding using Ethylene Vynil Alcohol Copolymer: a single-Centre retrospective study

Paolo Rabuffi, Antonio Bruni, Enzo Maria Gabriele Antonuccio, Andrea Saraceni & Simone Vagnarelli

Multicenter retrospective study of transcatheter arterial embolisation for life-threatening haemorrhage in patients with uncorrected bleeding diathesis

Stavros Spiliopoulos, Konstantinos Katsanos, Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, Martin Mariappan, Georgios Festas, Panagiotis Kitrou, Christos Papageorgiou, Lazaros Reppas, Konstantinos Palialexis, Dimitrios Karnabatidis & Elias Brountzos

Quarterly Update #1: Infertility

According to a report published by the WHO last April, infertility affects one in six adults worldwide. Infertility spares no one: all rich, poor and middle-income countries are affected. It occurs for both male and female causes: approximately one-third have female etiology, another third have male etiology, and up to one-third have unknown etiology.

Up to 40% of female infertility is considered to be due to problems located in the fallopian tubes and up to 25% to tubal obstruction. Within the etiology of male infertility, varicocele is among the most frequent treatable causes of male infertility and its resolution is beneficial in improving semen parameters and pregnancy rate when patients are properly selected. In addition, interventional radiology also provides treatments for venous and arterial erectile dysfunction.

Interventional radiology advances relentlessly and so do our techniques, with infertility being no exception. Below we leave you related articles, published in CVIR Endovascular, as well as an overview of the special section on women’s health, published in the CIRSE Insider.

CIRSE Insider

CVIR Endovascular: Women’s health in the spotlight


In an effort to raise the profile of women’s health, CVIR Endovascular Editor-in-Chief Prof. Jim Reekers invited Dr. Elika Kashef and Dr. Maria Tsitskari, two esteemed editorial board members, to guest edit the journal’s special issue dedicated to this important topic.


Uterine artery embolisation: fertility, adenomyosis and size – what is the evidence?


Leto Mailli, Shyamal Patel, Raj Das, Joo Young Chun, Seyed Renani, Sourav Das and Lakshmi Ratnam

Unnecessary hysterectomies and our role as interventional radiology community


Gregory C. Makris, Saqib Butt and Tarun Sabharwal

Uterine artery embolization in Tanzania: a procedure with major public health implications


Balowa Musa, Jared Mark Alswang, Rose Di Ioia, Lydia Grubic, Azza Naif, Erick Michael Mbuguje, Victoria Vuong, Janice Newsome, Behnam Shaygi, Vijay Ramalingam and Fabian Max Laage Gaupp

Prostate artery embolization: increasing self-referrals and awareness of treatment options


Himanshu Sharma, Samuel Z. Maron, Ardeshir R. Rastinehad & Aaron M. Fischman

Prostatic artery embolization in men with severe hemophilia a: a case report of two patients


Petra Svarc, Peter Kampmann, Lars Lönn & Martin Andreas Røder

Advanced image guidance for prostatic artery embolization – a multicenter technical note

Francisco Cesar Carnevale, Timothy McClure, Farah Cadour, Vincent Vidal, André Moreira de Assis, Airton Mota Moreira, Arthur Diego Dias Rocha, Aya Rebet & Charles Nutting

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