Research

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Research consensus panels (RCPs) and summits

Previous venous RCPs

Minhaj S Khaja, MD, MBA, FSIR, FSVM (@VIRkhaja) | Twitter

Topic: Optimal medical therapy following venous recanalization
Lead investigator:
Minhaj S. Khaja, MD, MBA, FSIR, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Date:
Nov. 5–6, 2020

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Khaja has recently submitted a white paper for publication in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR)

Additionally, Dr. Khaja has recently received Funding Source Development Grant from SIR Foundation and the Investigator Sponsored Research Grant from Boston Scientific.

 

 

Topic: Submassive pulmonary embolism short and long-term outcomes: Where are we and where do we need to be
Lead investigator: Akhilesh Sista, MD, FSIR, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York 
Date: December 2015

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Sista published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Sista, Akhilesh, et al. 2016. Research Priorities in Submassive Pulmonary Embolism: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Research Consensus Panel, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 27(6) 787-794.

In addition to his publication, Dr. Sista submitted a grant to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

 

Topic: Critical issues in chronic central venous access and pathways for investigation
Lead investigator: Kevin Baskin, MD, Advanced Interventional Institute, Cranberry Township, Pa.
Date: October 2014

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Baskin published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Baskin, Kevin, et al. 2018. Chronic Central Venous Access: From Research Consensus Panel to National Multistakeholder Initiative, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 29(4) 461-469.

In addition to his publication, Dr. Baskin led the Venous Access: National Guideline and Registry Development (VANGUARD) Symposium at the National Institutes of Health from May 12–13, 2016. The SIR Foundation organized and supported the meeting to gather multiple stakeholders for discussion of future venous access research efforts, such as vocabulary development and registry design.

 

 

Topic: Interventional endovascular management of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in patients with multiple sclerosis
Lead investigators: Ziv Haskal, MD, FSIR, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, and Gary Siskin, MD, FSIR, Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.
Date: October 2010

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Haskal and Dr. Siskin published their findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Siskin, Gary P., et al. 2011. Development of a Research Agenda for Evaluation of Interventional Therapies for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Research Consensus Panel. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 22(5), P587-593.

In addition to their publication in JVIR, Dr. Haskal and Dr. Siskin were also awarded the Funding Source Development Grant from SIR Foundation.

 

 

Topic: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters
Lead investigator: John Kaufman, MD, FSIR, Dotter Interventional Institute, Portland, Ore.
Date: June 2007

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Kaufman published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Kaufman, John, et al. 2009. Development of a Research Agenda for Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Research Consensus Panel, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 20(6) 697-707.

 

 

Topic: Venous interventions
Lead investigator: Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, Mo.
Date: October 2004

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Vedantham published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Vedantham, Suresh, et al. 2005. Development of a Research Agenda for Endovenous Treatment of Lower-extremity Venous Reflux: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Consensus Panel, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 16(12) 1575-1579.

Vedantham, Suresh, et al. 2005. Development of a Research Agenda for Endovascular Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Consensus Panel, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 16(12) 1567-1573.

 

In addition to his publications, Dr. Vedantham was awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) trial was designed to evaluate the ability of catheter-directed thrombolysis to reduce the incidence and severity in patients with acute proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). ATTRACT received $10.2 million in funding, and has completed accrual of its originally planned cohort of 692 patients.

ATTRACT website

ATTRACT press release