Author Spotlight Series

The Author Spotlight video series is an opportunity for our authors to highlight their papers published in CVIR Endovascular, and to shed light on the hard work they do to improve patient outcomes, share knowledge on techniques and procedures, and redirect the focus on issues that need urgent attention.

We were thrilled to have Dr. Pereira talk to us about the paper "Superior hypogastric nerve block (SHNB) for pain control after uterine fibroid embolization (UFE): technique and troubleshooting", which he and co-authors Louis Maurice Morel-Ovalle, Mehdi Taghipour, Afsheen Sherwani, Roshni Parikh, Jerome Kao and Kirubahara Vaheesan wrote.


He discusses how this procedure offers female patients undergoing uterine fibroid embolisation pain control without opioids, and can even mean same-day discharge, which is a gamechanger for patients as well as doctors performing these procedures.

We caught up with Prof. Colin Cantwell, who discussed "Conventional angiography findings in hemodynamically unstable patients with acute abdominal hemorrhage and a negative CT bleeding study", the paper he and co-authors Amy O’Brien, Gerard Healy, Nicholas Rutledge, Aishan Patil, and Jeffrey McCann wrote on conventional angiography findings in hemodynamically unstable patients with acute abdominal hemorrhage with a preceding negative CTA. They analysed data to see if there is a connection between bleeding site and false CT findings.

Dr. Quencer has published several of the journal's most accessed papers, and we were delighted to have him talk to us about the paper "Adrenal vein sampling: technique and protocol, a systematic review" where he gave an overview of this procedure, including an assessment of different techniques and protocols in order to offer a guide to readers and to increase the procedure success rate overall.

Our most recent video features Prof. Kensaku Mori, who describes the "pigtail through snare" technique he and co-authors Chika Somagawa, Shun Kagaya, Masafumi Sakai, Satoshi Homma, and Takahito Nakajima developed to capture a catheter fragment. This technique is easier than the traditional 2-step technique, and is faster, thus reducing procedure time and radiation exposure.

Our latest video features Dr. Anne Gill, who discusses the paper she and co-author Giridhar M. Shivaram contributed to the CVIR Endovascular special section on paediatric IR. She outlines her experience and offers suggestions for medication, equipment, workup, and identifies barriers to successful management of acute and chronic systemic venous occlusions in children.

The next video in the series features Dr. Osman Ahmed, who presents the paper "Transsplenic portal vein recanalization and direct intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement to optimize liver transplantation," written with co-authors Abhijit L. Salaskar, Steven Zangan, Anjana Pillai and Talia Baker.


He discussed a case where a patient with existing complications (incl. hepatic vein occlusion) needed to undergo a liver transplant, and how the team took a unique approach, utilising a trans-splenic PVR with DIPS placement. He emphasised the collaborative nature of this case and how this knowledge can be used to help other patients in the future.

Dr. Monica Matsumoto discusses the paper that she and co-authors Karan Nijhawan, Jeffrey A. Leef, Chelsea Dorsey & Osman Ahmed wrote, "Hybrid CT-angiography to facilitate lower extremity sharp venous recanalization: a novel approach to a common procedure."


In the video, she outlines how the case at hand highlights the potential for endovascular treatment (in this case, hybrid CT-Angiography, more commonly used in interventional oncology) of chronic venous occlusions.

Our next video in this series features Prof. Warren Clements, who discusses the paper he and co-authors Tim Joseph, Jim Koukounaras, Gerard S. Goh, Heather K. Moriarty, Joseph Mathew and Tuan D. Phan wrote about the SPLEEN-IN study: SPLEnic salvage and complications after splenic artery EmbolizatioN for blunt abdomINal trauma.


He gives insight into how splenic artery embolisation offers many blunt trauma patients an alternative to splenectomy, and explains why it is important to keep your spleen! 

The series kicks off with Dr. Gregory Makris, who discusses the Letter to the Editor that he and Drs. Saqib Butt and Tarun Sabharwal published on unnecessary hysterectomies and the role of the interventional radiology community.

Future videos will feature the following doctors:

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