472-93 | Potential Utility of Hand Acceleration Time in Quantifying the Degree of Malperfusion in Patients with Suspected Hemodialysis Access-Induced Digital Ischemia
Volume 47, Issue 2 June 2023
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0.5 AMA-PRA Category 1 Credit
0.5 SVU-CME Credit


This issue contains a letter to the editor, various abstracts from Vascular Technology students, a review on measuring intima-media thickness in young adults born prematurely, factors predicting outcomes in patients with critical limb ischemia, a case series on the utility of hand acceleration time in patients with distal hand ischemia, a case report on persistent sciatic veins, and images in vascular ultrasound demonstrating changes on continuous transcranial Doppler during treatment for intracranial pressure.



After reading and studying the papers used for CME in the June 2023 Issue of the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound, participants will be able to:

  1. State the measurement used as an early marker for atherosclerosis in adults.
  2. Explain how the intima-media thickness is measured in the common carotid artery with ultrasound.
  3. List the methods used for measuring the intima-media thickness with B-mode ultrasound.
  4. List the components of the modified frailty index.
  5. State the advantages of pedal acceleration time.
  6. Describe the characteristics of an effective multidisciplinary team.
  7. State the most common fistula site associated with hemodialysis access-induced distal ischemia.
  8. List the treatment options used for a fistula that is stealing.
  9. State the hand acceleration time associated with normal hand perfusion.  
  10. State the syndrome that is associated with persistent sciatic veins.
  11. Describe how the femoral vein becomes malformed in patients with persistent sciatic veins.
  12. State the critical difference between the persistent sciatic vein and the sciatic nerve vein.
  13. State the depth used when evaluating the middle cerebral arteries with continuous transcranial Doppler.
  14. Explain why the pulsatility index increased while the mean flow decreased in response to systemic hypotension.  
  15. State how long after the initiation of therapy for intracranial pressure did the mean flow velocities and pulsatility index stabilize and appear normal.



Physician, Vascular Technologists and Sonographer members of SVU should find participating in this educational activity valuable

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Society for Vascular UltrasoundThe University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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