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Specialist recognized 20 years later for first
congratulate Dr. Claudio Schönholz on this
recognition of his work! From MUSC's Catalyst
The first endovascular treatment of an
abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR) in North America was
celebrated during the 39th annual VEITH symposium, a
conference supporting vascular surgeons and other
specialists recognizing new developments in clinical
practice and research. The procedure was performed Nov.
23, 1992. Schönholz was joined by the procedure team
of Juan Parodi, M.D., Frank J. Veith, M.D., Michael L.
Marin, M.D., and Jacob Cynamon, M.D.
The story of how this technique was developed and adopted in the U.S. is a testament to the forward thinking and collaborative investigators who sought to expand the treatment options available to their patients. Read the whole story here.
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 1st EVAR Procedure
On November 23, 1992 Dr. Claudio Schonholz along with other luminaries in the field of Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology such as Dr. Juan Parodi, Dr. Frank Veith, Dr. Michael Marin and Dr. Jacob Cynamon, participated in the first endovascular treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at Montefiore Hospital in New York. The 20th anniversary of this pioneering moment was celebrated by specialty physicians from around the country and the world at the recent VEITH Symposium in New York in November. We congratulate Dr. Schonholz and his colleagues for this milestone!
Treats Central Venous Occlusion in
Published in Renal & Urology News at http://www.renalandurologynews.com/
March 29, 2012 A radiofrequency (RF) wire technique appears to be a safe alternative for managing benign chronic central venous occlusions when conventional techniques have failed, according to findings presented at the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology. "We have been the pioneers on this," stated study investigator Marcelo Guimaraes, MD, Associate Professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiolgy at the Medical Unviersity o fSouth Carolina in Charleston. "We have been doing this now for four years and probably this is the largest experience in the world with this procedure. We only treat symptomatic patients or patients who are on dialysis and the AV [arteriovenous] graft or fistula is showing malfunction." Read the entire article.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) - Andrew's Story
When Andrew Chambers began to feel excruciating pain, he had no idea that a cataloupe sized abdominal aortic aneurysm was the cause. It had ruptured and was leaking. Emergency doctors in Myrtle Beach had him flown by helicopter to the MUSC Heart and Vascular Center where a team of vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists was assembled and waiting for his arrival. To hear his story and find out how MUSC's technology is helping change what's possible for patients with life-threatening issues like AAA, click on the photo above. Watch the video.
Next-generation EVAR devices hold promise
Published in Vascular News at http://www.cxvascular.com
January 19, 2012 The Tuesday morning session "Extreme EVAR and TEVAR: Exploring the limits of endovascular technology" was full of “great cutting-edge stuff,” said course director Shaun Samuels. “It is where we would all like to be in a few years.”
Claudio J Schonholz, began the session with a discussion of chimneys, snorkels and periscopes. These techniques are an alternative to stent grafts with fenestrations or branches, and preserve blood flow to side branches in the sealing zones of aortic stent grafts.“ They were developed by the same people that pioneered fenestration and branch grafting technology,” Schonholz said.
New outpatient VIR clinic offers convenience
Published in the Catalyst April 8, 2011
by Cindy Abole, Public Relations
Pictured: VIR clinic physician Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes checks the lungs of patient Gail Kemp.
MUSC One of First in Nation to Implant New Stent System in Artery
First successful cases of patients treated using Gore C3 delivery system
Published in Vascular News at http://www.cxvascular.com
Flow reversal or filter devices: Experts debate the merits of two approaches in carotid stenting
Published in heartwire at www.theheart.org
by Michael O'Riordan
Islet cell transplant offers promising lifeline
Published in the Catalyst, February 4, 2011
by Dawn Brazell
MUSC holds the distinction of being the second busiest autologous islet cell transplant center in the country, behind the University of Minnesota, which started doing the procedure in the 1970s. MUSC, the only place in the state to offer the procedure, treated its first patient March 2009, and performs about 25 cases a year to treat chronic pancreatitis.
Read the entire article or watch a video about the procedure.
Pictured: Monica Mumme, Hedy Fagan and Dr. Renan Uflacker.
Legs for Life: Another Successful Year!
Pictured: Tom Leuck, Radiology resident Dr. Emily Zerwas and Dr. Renan Uflacker discuss results during the Legs for Life event.
On Saturday, October 3,
2009 the Heart and
Following this stage, patients with positive results were seen on an individual basis by the physicians to discuss the patients’ case in detail. Dr. Guimarães pointed out that during this entire process, “Orientation for risk factors management and annual revision with a primary care doctor were among the several things that we tried to target during the screening. The patients with indication for further evaluation (or a positive screening) will have their primary care physician contacted in order to discuss the referral of these patients to MUSC for a more detailed investigation and treatment, if indicated”.
Natalie Ankney, manager
of the Ashley River Tower Heart and
During this year’s Legs for Life, 107 patients had normal results, 21 patients had abnormal results and there were 11 referrals for MUSC. Thank you to everyone involved in this very successful Legs for Life!
Wellness Run & Walk
On September 19, the
Dr. J. Bayne Selby, Jr.
won first place in his age group with a time of 13:30,
and Monica Mumme won first place in her age group with
a time of 17:16. Our congratulations to them and
to all of the Radiology staff who participated!
Pictured, from left to right: Monica Mumme, Dr. Bayne Selby, Marcus Schönholz, John Furtek, Dr. Claudio Schönholz, Brooke Bently, Aaron McConnell, Amy Johnson and Chris Erikson.
(Reprinted from MUSC Radiology Department Newsletter, October 2009.)
New MUSC cellular therapy center expands, improves transplants
Published in the Catalyst, March 27, 2009
A new and unique facility at MUSC uses a patient's own cells to perform life-saving procedures while erasing the problem of rejection and reducing the need for full organ transplants.
The Center for Cellular Therapy (CCT) is the first center in South Carolina to perform an autologous islet cell transplant for chronic pancreatitis. The first patient, a woman from Aiken, underwent a CCT procedure on March 9 that enabled insulin-producing islet cells to be removed from her diseased pancreas and transplanted into her liver.
Dr. Renan P. Uflacker prepares to reintroduce the patient’s own insulin-producing cells into her liver using a catheter and flouroscopy via the portal vein.
Radiology Docs make great showing at MUSC 2 Mile Wellness Run & Walk
The MUSC 2 Mile Wellness
Run/Walk was held on the morning of September 20. The weather
was perfect for this event, which marked the 20th anniversary of
Dr. Curry placed first in her age group with a time of 15:50, even though she was feeling a bit “under the weather” just before the race! Both Dr. Guimaraes (running time: 14:10) and Dr. Selby (running time: 13:26) placed second in their age groups.
Congratulations to them and to everyone who participated. (Reprinted from MUSC Radiology Department Newsletter, October 2008.)
Listen to the new podcast interviews with Dr. Renan Uflacker on Radiologic Treatments for Primary and Metastatic Liver Cancer and Use of Stents to Repair Carotid Artery Blockage.
Listen to the podcast interviews with Dr. Bayne Selby on Interventional Radiology, Fibroids and Uterine Artery Embolization, and Varicose Veins.
Also listen to a patient of Dr. Uflacker's talk about receiving chemoembolization and radio frequency ablations to treat his liver cancer.
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