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Ep 206 Improving Workflow Efficiency: Starting with Paracentesis with Dr. Karen Brown
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Episode #206

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Dr. Karen Brown explains how she improved paracentesis workflow by creating a service that has shortened procedure time, decreased hospital length of stay, and improved patient and referring provider satisfaction.

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Episode #160

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Dr. Aparna Baheti talks with Dr. Saher Sabri from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital about his approach to Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for portal hypertension, including advanced tips and tricks.

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Episode #127

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Interventional Radiologist Christopher Beck talks with Hepatologist Parvez Mantry about the management of Portal Hypertension and Ascites, and the importance of multi-disciplinary collaborative care for these patients.

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Episode #126

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It's Senior Year at TIPS University with Dr. Emmett Lynskey talking us through his Gunsight technique for TIPS placement, as well as how to perform a safe closure of splenic access. Don't miss the first three parts of the series as well!

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Episode #125

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It's Junior Year at TIPS University with Dr. Emmett Lynskey walking through advanced techniques for TIPS, including using Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) for placement, as well as transsplenic access for portal reconstruction.

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Episode #124

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It's Sophomore Year at TIPS University with Dr. Emmett Lynskey and Dr. Christopher Beck discussing basic procedure technique for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS).

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Episode #123

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We start our TIPS University series with Interventional Radiologist Dr. Emmett Lynskey discussing referral sources and pre-operative workup, including the importance of patient selection and MELD score.

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Episode #122

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Interventional Radiologist Peder Horner talks with Barry Uchida about the early days at The Dotter Institute, with stories about working alongside Josef Rösch on developing the first TIPS sets, as well as working with other legends in the field including Charles Dotter, Fred Keller, and Julio Palmaz.

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Episode #87

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Interventional Radiologist Rajeev Suri from UT Health San Antonio tells us about his clinical approach to the high-volume ascites patient, including paracentesis technique and tips, albumin regimen, and discussing the need for TIPS in some patients.

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Episode #44

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East Coast "McBreamy" and "Western Peder" discuss their Colapinto vs. Uchida needle preference, advantages of the ICE catheter, and other great pearls and pitfalls for the TIPS Procedure. Special thanks to our sponsor RADPAD® Radiation Protection. Protect yourself and your patients during those lengthy TIPS cases.

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Ascites Articles

Read our exclusive BackTable VI Articles for quick insights on ascites, provided by physicians for physicians.

Ascites management can involve paracentesis

We invited hepatologist Dr. Parvez Mantry to share his insights on different methods of ascites management and potential treatment modifications.

Ascites assessment may require liver biopsy

An ascites assessment is done during a standard liver disease workup, which involves various physical exams, a detailed medical history, a serological workup, and imaging steps to help guide the final liver diagnosis.

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Podcasts

Improving Workflow Efficiency: Starting with Paracentesis with Dr. Karen Brown on the BackTable VI Podcast)
BRTO: Beyond the Basics with Dr. Saher Sabri and Dr. Aparna Baheti on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Portal Hypertension and Ascites Management with Dr. Parvez Mantry on the BackTable VI Podcast)
TIPS University Senior Year: Gunsight Technique & Splenic Closure with Dr. Emmett Lynskey on the BackTable VI Podcast)
TIPS University Junior Year: Advanced Techniques, ICE, and Splenic Access with Dr. Emmett Lynskey on the BackTable VI Podcast)
New Tools to Treat Severe Distal Femoropopliteal Disease with Dr. John Rundback on the BackTable VI Podcast)

Articles

Ascites management can involve paracentesis

Portal Hypertension and Ascites Management

Ascites assessment may require liver biopsy

Ascites Assessment & Chronic Liver Disease Workup

Contributors

Dr. Aparna Baheti on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Aparna Baheti

Dr. Karen Brown on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Karen Brown

Dr. Emmett Lynskey on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Emmett Lynskey

Dr. Parvez Mantry on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Parvez Mantry

Dr. Rajeev Suri on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Rajeev Suri

Barry Uchida on the BackTable VI Podcast

Barry Uchida

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