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We assessed the reliability and validity of a formula, based on echocardiographically derived parameters, to calculate left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in a group of 15 chronic hemodialysis patients. All patients had M-mode echocardiography before and after a hemodialysis session. Echocardiograms were interpreted by 2 observers blind to each other's(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the level of clinical responsibility interventional radiologists in Canada currently have within their practice and would like to have within their future practices. METHODS An anonymous online survey was e-mailed to all members of the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association. The survey was open for a period of 2 months. (More)
PURPOSE To describe the current state and limitations to interventional radiology (IR) in Canada through a large, national survey of Canadian interventional radiologists. METHODS An anonymous online survey was offered to members of the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association (CIRA). Only staff radiologists were invited to participate. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the percentage of interventional radiologists who currently perform 3 interventional procedures: carotid stenting, vertebroplasty, and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in Canada, and impediments to their future performance by other interventional radiologists. METHODS An anonymous online survey was emailed to all members of the(More)