This special series on “Endovascular and Surgical Interventions in the End Stage Renal Disease Population” is edited by Dr. Lee Kirksey and Dr. Sasan Partovi. This special series will encompass a comphrehensive overview of advancements in endovascular and surgical interventions in the end stage renal disease population and will reflect a national and international collaborative effort from multiple disciplines.
Lee Kirksey is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and holds the Walter W Buckley endowed chair. The vascular surgical group of 22 members is the nation’s largest academic vascular surgery department and host 17 participant clinical training program. He holds a master’s in business administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business and received his undergraduate and medical degree from The Ohio State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kirksey’s clinical interest include the open, endovascular and hybrid reconstruction of advanced vascular disease including complex secondary vascular access creation. He has multiple peer reviewed journal publications and book chapters around vascular disorders and is author of the book publication. “Your Guide to Optimal Health”- a guide to preventative care. He has a particular interest in health disparities across vulnerable populations suffering from end stage renal disease and peripheral arterial disease.
Sasan Partovi is a staff physician in Interventional Radiology at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Partovi did his medical school at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. After medical school Dr. Partovi did a one year research fellowship in Imaging Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Department of Radiology in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his radiology residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He did his vascular and interventional radiology clinical fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Partovi’s research interests are focused on innovative endovascular treatment options for end stage renal disease and end stage liver disease patients. Dr. Sasan Partovi is up to now author of over 165 PubMed listed peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as numerous scientific abstracts and book chapters. He is currently serving as reviewer for 14 journals and is editorial board member of 4 journals. Dr. Partovi has served as invited faculty, grand round speaker and gave invited lectures at major medical centers and meetings in the United States and internationally. Most recently Dr. Partovi has been elected into The American institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) as secretary of the Interventional-Intraoperative Community of Practice Leadership.
- Introduction to the special issue
- The patient centered approach to selecting the optimal surgical access
- Surgical creation of upper extremity fistula and grafts
- Surgical creation of lower extremity fistula and grafts
- Endovascular creation of extremity fistula
- Pre-procedure imaging planning including ultrasound and upper extremity CTA
- Role of drug coated and plain balloon angioplasty for maintenance of the extremity fistula / graft
- Role of stenting for maintenance of the extremity fistula / graft
- Thrombectomy approach for access maintenance in the end stage renal disease population
- Permanent vascular access-management of concomitant central venous occlusion
- Placing the right tunneled dialysis catheter in the right patient including the translumbar approach
- The challenging surgical access creation
- Central vein recanalization techniques
- Methods and evidence for serial imaging surveillance to improve access patency
- Peritoneal Dialysis Placement
- The value based economics of vascular access creation and maintenance
- Health disparities in vascular access outcomes-Unmet needs, emerging science in vascular access
The series “Endovascular and Surgical Interventions in the End Stage Renal Disease Population” was commissioned by the editorial office, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy without any sponsorship or funding. Lee Kirksey and Sasan Partovi are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.