best of 2021: Editor's choice

Dear CVIR readers,


We are pleased to share with you the list of Prof. Klaus Hausegger's favourite articles published in 2021.

Make sure to read and share them with your peers.




Clinical Application of Trans-Arterial Radioembolization in Hepatic Malignancies in Europe: First Results from the Prospective Multicentre Observational Study CIRSE Registry for SIR-Spheres Therapy (CIRT)

Thomas Helmberger, Rita Golfieri, Maciej Pech, Thomas Pfammatter, Dirk Arnold, Roberto Cianni, Geert Maleux, Graham Munneke, Olivier Pellerin, Bora Peynircioglu, Bruno Sangro, et al.


The CIREL Cohort: A Prospective Controlled Registry Studying the Real-Life Use of Irinotecan-Loaded Chemoembolisation in Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases: Interim Analysis

Philippe L. Pereira, Roberto Iezzi, Riccardo Manfredi, Francesca Carchesio, Zoltan Bánsághi, Elias Brountzos, Stavros Spiliopoulos, Javier J. Echevarria-Uraga, Belarmino Gonçalves, et al.


Effectiveness of Transarterial Embolization in Treatment of Symptomatic Hepatic Hemangiomas: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Pooya Torkian, Jianjun Li, John A. Kaufman & Younes Jahangiri




Prediction Model for Freedom from TLR from a Multi-study Analysis of Long-Term Results with the Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent

Michael D. Dake, Fabrizio Fanelli, Aaron E. Lottes, Erin E. O’Leary, Heidi Reichert, Xiaohui Jiang, Weiguo Fu, Osamu Iida, Kan Zen, Marc Schermerhorn, Thomas Zeller & Gary M. Ansel


Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon Angioplasty for the Treatment of Infrainguinal Arteries: 24-Month Outcomes in the Full Cohort of BIOLUX P-III Global Registry

Gunnar Tepe, Thomas Zeller, Matej Moscovic, Jean-Marc Corpataux, Johnny Kent Christensen, Koen Keirse, Giovanni Nano, Henrik Schroeder, Christoph A. Binkert & Marianne Brodmann


Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon Angioplasty in the Real World: Jack-of-all-Trades?

Ulf Teichgräber




Two-Year Efficacy and Safety Results from the IMPERIAL Randomized Study of the Eluvia Polymer-Coated Drug-Eluting Stent and the Zilver PTX Polymer-free Drug-Coated Stent

Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck, Andrew Benko, Yoshimitsu Soga, Masahiko Fujihara, Osamu Iida, Anvar Babaev, David O’Connor, Thomas Zeller, Daniel D. Dulas, Juan Diaz-Cartelle & William A. Gray


The STREAM Trial (Prostatic Artery Embolization for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) 24-Month Clinical and Radiological Outcomes

Charles R. Tapping, Mark W. Little, Andrew Macdonald, Tina Mackinnon, Daniel Kearns, Ruth Macpherson, Jeremy Crew & Phil Boardman




Bariatric Embolization in the Treatment of Patients with a Body Mass Index Between 30 and 39.9 kg/m2 (Obesity Class I and II) and Metabolic Syndrome, a Pilot Study

Raphael Braz Levigard, Henrique Serrão, Camille Castro, Priscila Matos, Fernanda Mattos, Eduardo Madeira, Camila Lüdke Rosseti, Denise Pires de Carvalho, et al.


Bariatric Embolization: A Procedure Dead or Alive?

Alberto Alonso-Burgos




Clinical Outcomes of Ambulatory Endovascular Treatment Using 4-French and 6-French Femoral Access Strategies: The Bio4amb Multicentre Trial

Marianne Brodmann, Koen Deloose, Eric Steinmetz, Olivier Regnard, Jens C. Ritter, Ludovic Berger, Johannes B. Dahm, Shirley Jansen, Bibombe P. Mwipatayi, et al.


Transarterial Chemoembolization and Radioembolization for Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma—a Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis

Cristina Mosconi, Leonardo Solaini, Giulio Vara, Nicolò Brandi, Alberta Cappelli, Francesco Modestino, Alessandro Cucchetti & Rita Golfieri


Effect of Heparinized Flush Concentration on Safety and Efficacy During Endovascular Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Results from the MR CLEAN Registry

Faysal Benali, Wouter H. Hinsenveld, Christiaan van der Leij, Bob Roozenbeek, Rob A. van de Graaf, Julie Staals, Hester F. Lingsma, Aad van der Lugt, Charles B. M. Majoie, et al.




Efficacy of Tract Embolization After Percutaneous Pulmonary Radiofrequency Ablation

Michael Dassa, Jean Izaaryene, Nassima Daidj & Gilles Piana


Genicular artEry embolizatioN in patiEnts with oSteoarthrItiS of the Knee (GENESIS) Using Permanent Microspheres: Interim Analysis

M. W. Little, M. Gibson, J. Briggs, A. Speirs, P. Yoong, T. Ariyanayagam, N. Davies, E. Tayton, S. Tavares, S. MacGill, C. McLaren & R. Harrison




Comparing Real World, Personalized, Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Recommendations with BCLC Algorithm: 321-Patient Analysis

Monica M. Matsumoto, Samdeep Mouli, Priyali Saxena, Ahmed Gabr, Ahsun Riaz, Laura Kulik, Daniel Ganger, Haripriya Maddur, Justin Boike, Steven Flamm, Christopher Moore, et al.




Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation for Treatment of Gastric Varices: Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Outcome

Murad M. Alqadi, Sakshum Chadha, Shovik S. Patel, Yi-Fan Chen & Ron C. Gaba


Glue Embolization of Gastroesophageal Varices during Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Improves Survival Compared to Coil-only Embolization—A Single-Center Retrospective Study

Karsten Wolter, Michael Praktiknjo, Julia Boie, Georges Decker, Jennifer Nadal, Christian Jansen, Wiebke I. Y. Keller, Carsten Meyer, Jonel Trebicka, Ulrike Attenberger & Daniel Thomas




CIRSE Clinical Practice Manual

Andreas H. Mahnken, Esther Boullosa Seoane, Allesandro Cannavale, Michiel W. de Haan, Rok Dezman, Roman Kloeckner, Gerard O’Sullivan, Anthony Ryan & Georgia Tsoumakidou


24-Month Efficacy and Safety Results from Japanese Patients in the IMPERIAL Randomized Study of the Eluvia Drug-Eluting Stent and the Zilver PTX Drug-Coated Stent

Osamu Iida, Masahiko Fujihara, Daizo Kawasaki, Shinsuke Mori, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Akira Miyamoto, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Masato Nakamura, Takao Ohki, et al.




Ethics in Interventional Radiology: A Case-Based Primer

Sara Silberstein, Michelle M. Shnayder-Adams, Eric J. Keller & Mina S. Makary




Current Status of Trans-Arterial Embolization in Pain Management of Musculoskeletal Inflammatory Conditions — An Evidence-Based Review

Louise Hindsø, Robert Gabriel Coumine Riis, Per Hölmich, Michael Mørk Petersen, Michael Bachmann Nielsen, Lars Lönn & Mikkel Taudorf


Intra-arterial Infusion of Temporary Embolic Material in a Patient with Plantar Fasciitis: A Case Report

Masahiko Shibuya, Eiji Sugihara, Koichi Miyazaki, Keishi Fujiwara, Takayuki Sakugawa & Yuji Okuno


Musculoskeletal Embolotherapy: Past, Present, and Future

Mark Little 


Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography During Genicular Artery Embolization

Anirudh Mirakhur & Darshan R. Bakshi




First Clinical Results of the Merit WRAPSODY™ Cell-Impermeable Endoprosthesis for Treatment of Access Circuit Stenosis in Haemodialysis Patients

James Gilbert, Jason Rai, David Kingsmore, John Skousen & Nikolaos Ptohis


Three-Year Results from the Venovo Venous Stent Study for the Treatment of Iliac and Femoral Vein Obstruction

Michael D. Dake, Gerard O’Sullivan, Nicolas W. Shammas, Michael Lichtenberg, Bibombe P. Mwipatayi & Richard A. Settlage for the VERNACULAR Trial Investigators


Transcatheter Arterial Embolization Using Imipenem/Cilastatin Sodium for Chronic Low Back Pain Resistant to Conservative Treatment: A Pilot Study with 2-Year Follow-Up

Keishi Fujiwara, Shohei Inui, Masahiko Shibuya, Eiji Sugihara, Koichi Miyazaki, Takayuki Sakugawa & Yuji Okuno