The Kinked Wire

The Kinked Wire

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) brings you a new podcast on all the topics that impact your practice of IR, with focused subseries reflecting the broad range of the specialty. In each episode, hosts and guests discuss new clinical opportunities, practice management tips, the latest trends and developments in the specialty, and more. Learn more on sirweb.org, irq.sirweb.org, and sirweb.org/kinkedwire. If you have any ideas for topics or guests, or have any other feedback, let us know at kinkedwire@sirweb.org. For corporate support opportunities, contact SIR at jnash@sirweb.org. The views and opinions expressed in podcast episodes are not necessarily those of the Society of Interventional Radiology. The society does not endorse any companies or products.

Episodes

April 24, 2024 15 mins

This recording features audio versions of May 2024 Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) abstracts:

  • Prediction of Mortality and Hepatic Encephalopathy after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement: Baseline and Longitudinal Body Composition Measurement Read
  • Three-Year Outcomes of the Abre Venous Self-Expanding Stent System in Patients with Symptomatic Iliofemoral Venous Outflow Obstruction Read
  • In...
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During the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting, visit the SIR Today website each day for session previews and recaps, leadership and author interviews, award-winner inspirations, and much more. Tune in to these audio updates each morning for the day's programming highlights, the day's new content coming from SIR Today, and audio clips from article interviews.

In the Tuesday, M...

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During the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting, visit the SIR Today website each day for session previews and recaps, leadership and author interviews, award-winner inspirations, and much more. Tune in to these audio updates each morning for the day's programming highlights, the day's new content coming from SIR Today, and audio clips from article interviews.

In the Monday, Ma...

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March 24, 2024 16 mins

This recording features audio versions of April 2024 Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) abstracts:

  • Genicular Artery Embolization: A Review of Essential Anatomic Considerations Read
  • Locoregional Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma prior to Liver Transplant: Comparative Pathologic Necrosis, Radiologic Response, and Recurrence Read
  • Feasibility Study of Transarterial Chemotherapy Followed by Chemoembolization f...
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During the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting, visit the SIR Today website each day for session previews and recaps, leadership and author interviews, award-winner inspirations, and much more. Tune in to these audio updates each morning for the day's programming highlights, the day's new content coming from SIR Today, and audio clips from article interviews.

In the Sunday, Ma...

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During the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting, visit the SIR Today website each day for session previews and recaps, leadership and author interviews, award-winner inspirations, and much more. Tune in to these audio updates each morning for the day's programming highlights, the day's new content coming from SIR Today, and audio clips from article interviews.

In the Saturday,...

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"There's no Men in IR Section, because they don't ... need it. Someday we're not going to need a Women in IR Section, but we do now. And it's great that it's there, and it's great that it's evolving." Meridith J. Englander, MD, FSIR, 2020 WIR Champion

Host Aneesa Majid, MD, FSIR, speaks with Women in Interventional Radiology (WIR) Champion Award recipients Meridith J. Englander...

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There is a shift in academic medicineacademic radiology. We don't necessarily have the soft research time that we had before. The clinical demands are so great that I am concerned about who is going to be generating the science in the future.—Ruth Carlos, MD, FACR, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology

As part of the "Owning Success" series, host interventional radiologist Barb...

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February 22, 2024 15 mins

This recording features audio versions of March 2024 Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) abstracts:

  • Transarterial Embolization of Simple Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations: Long-Term Outcomes of 0.018-Inch Coils versus Vascular Plugs Read
  • Clinical Utility of Infrapopliteal Calcium Score for the Evaluation of Severity of Peripheral Artery Disease Read
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes and Return to Work after CT-Guid...
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Many people are sort of viewing it as an either/oreither you have an OBL or you're tied to a diagnostic department. And from my perspective, it's like  ... it's actually synergistic to have both. —Radiology Chief James Brink, MD, FACR

Host interventional radiologist Warren Krackov, MD, FSIR, speaks with James Brink, MD, FACR, chair of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women&apo...

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January 24, 2024 16 mins

This recording features audio versions of February 2024 Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) abstracts:

  • Radiation Major Hepatectomy Using Ablative Dose Yttrium-90 Radioembolization in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma 5 cm or Larger Read
  • Yttrium-90 Transarterial Radioembolization of Primary Lung Cancer Metastases to the Liver Read
  • Percutaneous Cryoablation of Recurrent or Oligometastatic Tumors in Thoracoab...
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January 17, 2024 35 mins

In this episode, which was first published in 2023 on the Sound of IR podcast as part of its VIR Legends series, hosts Eric Cyphers, MS3, and Subhash Gutti, MS4, interview Mr. John Abele, FSIR, about his experience as co-founder of Boston Scientific, challenges that arose after revolutionizing procedural medicine, and the early days of IR as a field.

Related resources:

  • "Learning to See Differently: An interview wit...
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December 29, 2023 15 mins

This recording features audio versions of January 2024 Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) abstracts:

  • Association between End-Stage Renal Disease and Major Adverse Limb Events after Peripheral Vascular Intervention Read
  • Percutaneous CT-Guided Cryoablation for Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer: Technical Feasibility, Safety, and Effectiveness Read
  • Hydrogel Augmentation of the Lumbar Intervertebral Disc: An Early...
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In a special year-end review, interventional radiologists Warren Krackov, MD, FSIR, Jaimin Shah, MD, Roger Tomihama, MD, Marty Radvany, MD, FSIR, and Sudhen Desai, MD, FSIR, join SIR Editorial Manager Hope Racine and Director of Publications Brian Haefs to reflect on the top stories from the past year—exclusivity contracts, artificial intelligence and IR, and more.

Plus, we share excerpts from the three most downloaded IR ...

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November 28, 2023 16 mins

This recording features audio versions of December 2023 Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) abstracts:

  • Sclerotherapy of Venous Malformations Using Polidocanol: Effectiveness, Safety, and Predictors of Outcomes and Adverse Events Read
  • Comparison of the Safety of Transjugular and Percutaneous Liver Biopsies Read
  • Effect of Previous Transarterial Chemoembolization on Survival and Toxicity after Yttrium-90 Transarte...
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In this episode, which was first presented as an SIR Foundation lunch and learn on Oct. 27, 2023, researchers Sasicha Manupipatpong, MD, and Govind Srimathveeravalli, PhD, share their latest findings in the potential for Y-90 treatment of brain cancer, irreversible electroporation, and more.

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"The reality is, and the catchy way to remember it is, 'If it needs a sign, it's bad design.' You see a teakettle, and you immediately know how to use it. " Gregory Khodorov, MD, MBA

As part of a new series from the SIR Medical Student Council (MSC) Biodesign Committee, hosts Eleanor Lee, MPH, and Savraj Saggu speak with Gregg Khodorov, MD, MBA, on identifying problems to solve in interventional r...

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October 26, 2023 20 mins

This recording features audio versions of November 2023 Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) abstracts:

  • Added Value of Cone-Beam CT to Identify Arterial Supply during Genicular Artery Embolization for Knee Osteoarthritis Read
  • Direct Thrombectomy versus Bridging Thrombectomy within 6 Hours of Stroke Onset: A Prospective Cohort Study on Cognitive and Physical Function Outcomes Read
  • Outcomes following Exchange and ...
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October 11, 2023 47 mins

In this episode, which was first published in 2022 on the Sound of IR podcast as part of its VIR Legends series, host Eric Cyphers spoke with David Kumpe, MD, FSIR, about his career in interventional radiology. Dr. Kumpe was the director of IR at the University of Colorado from 1978-2005. He helped introduce balloon angioplasty in the United States, and he participated in the birth of neuro IR.

We thank the Sound of IR pr...

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"The primary safety and primary efficacy endpointswhich were preset in consideration with the FDA and all the societieswere met. You look at what we did, what we said, and using those definitions, filters are safe and effective."—Matthew S. Johnson, MD, FSIR, PRESERVE Principal Investigator

Host Warren Krackov, MD, FSIR, speaks with PRESERVE (Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters...

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