Development of a Research Agenda for Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Research Consensus Panel

John A. Kaufman, John H. Rundback, Stephen T. Kee, William Geerts, David Gillespie, Susan R. Kahn, Clive Kearon, John Rectenwald, Frederick B. Rogers, S. William Stavropoulos, Michael Streiff, Suresh Vedantham, Anthony Venbrux

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The body of knowledge about vena cava filters remains embarrassingly deficient. Most of what we do with filters is based on "expert opinion," personal experience, and uncontrolled case series. The goal of the panel was to use these opinions to begin the process of generating level I data on filters. The prophylactic use of filters in trauma patients was considered the leading clinical research topic by a wide margin. Accordingly, this prioritized research project will be the subject of multidisciplinary grant development efforts supported by the SIR Foundation's CAIRR network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-707
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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