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Dear fellow Interventionist,

Which Interventional Device is all about you having your chance to say what you think about the devices you use in your work. Remember your colleagues advice is the best advice you can get!

 

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Dear fellow Interventionist,

Which Interventional Device is all about you having your chance to say what you think about the devices you use in your work. Remember your colleagues advice is the best advice you can get!

In our next newsletter members will be given the chance to vote for their favorite product on WID in the last 2 years. You could vote for a device because it is particularly innovative, easy to use, you just like it, its way better than the rest, or its just cheap!

We will also be rating manufacturers and reviews in the near future.

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We have just added 4 new products to WID and would like to hear comments from anyone with any experience of them:

The TurboHawk plaque excision device from EV3. This device cuts away calcified plaque using a rotating cutter. The plaque is stored it in the catheter tip which is periodically emptied. We hope to have a review of this device soon.

We have added 3 products from Apriomed for biopsy.
The Bonopty bone biopsy system. This device can also be used to aid RFA of osteoid osteomas (training section).
The SeeStar Guiding Device which aids positioning and angulation of your needle for CT guided biopsy.
The SeeGrid position indicator is a flexible radio-opaque grid that can be placed on the patients skin to aid xray/ct guided biopsy.


Recent reviews:

Onyx This embolic agent has just been reviewed by Drs Andrew Wigham and Andy Platts. They give an excellent description of Onyx and how it works along with some great case examples. There is also a short video demonstrating its properties and further illustrating some key points in its use.

Terumo radial access sheath: This has been reviewed by Dr Azfar Zaman (Consultant Cardiologist). He has nicely pointed out some of the positive and negative features of this sheath. We have the promise of some more reviews from Azfar in the near future.

Global Interventional Forum : Do you fancy yourself as a vet ? I'm sure we have all thought that some animal problems must be similar to humans. I recently met two vets at the BSIR who are performing interventional radiology procedures on small and larger animals. They are very interested in both the procedures and devices we use on patients. Would you put in a duodenal stent in a Rottiweiller ?

How would you manage a 13 year old with iliac venous thrombosis and May-Thurner ?

Would you use a closure device for every antegrade puncture ?

Would you have a carotid stent or endarterectomy ? Have your vote on this issue.

Training Section:

We've been experimenting with a headcam and have just produced a video of a port insertion using this. It gives an interesting operators viewpoint of the procedure. There is also
a new video of RF ablation of a small renal tumour. We are also experimenting with 3D videos of procedures, interesting for arterial punctures!

I'm sure that some of you are good with a camera and could produce some training material to add to the site. Let us know what you have.

Please keep your comments coming on any devices you have used. It's important that other potential users know what a device is like to use and any useful tips you can offer.

As always, we and your colleagues want to hear your comments on any of the devices on the site (good and bad!)

Your colleagues want to know what you think of the equipment you use.
Does it do what the manufacturer claims ?
Are there any tips/tricks others should be aware of when using it ?
Are there any problems with it ?
How does it compare with other devices ?
You can give your opinion on any IR equipment, let us know if you want something added to the site.

REVIEWERS NEEDED: We are still recruiting to our review panel. The site depends on you the users, writing comments and reviews of the devices you use. We would like to expand our international review panel and invite any interventionist to submit articles to be considered. Reviews are easy to write and each published review attracts an honorarium of £150.


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Best wishes

The WID Team

'Which Interventional Device'