Forceps vs. Snare IVC Filter Removal

2019-09-23 04:51:48 | BioPortfolio


IVC filters are mechanical filters placed in a patient's body to trap blood clots in the legs migrating to the lungs. When no longer indicated, interventional radiologists are consulted for IVC filter removal. Currently, many methods for extracting IVC filters exist. Two of the most common methods involve using an endovascular snare device or rigid forceps. We intend to prospectively compare these two methods in an attempt to see if one offers an advantage to the other. This will be compared by evaluating success rates and procedure time.


Currently the optimal method for IVC filter retrieval with respect to success rate and fluoroscopic time (i.e. radiation exposure) is poorly understood. Both snare and forcep techniques have independently evaluated in literature but have never been compared directly. The proposed study would prospectively assess whether one of these established technique offers an advantage with respect to either of these variables.

Study Design




IVC filter removal


UChicago Medicine
United States




University of Chicago

Results (where available)

View Results


Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-23T04:51:48-0400

Clinical Trials [340 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Recovery Filter Study (EVEREST)

This study was designed to assess the safety of retrieval of the Bard Recovery® G2® Filter System. The G2 filter is an FDA-cleared device for inferior vena caval interruption in patients...

Reduction Ratio and Clearance During Hemodialysis With MCO-filter Compared to HDF With Standard High-flux Filter

The Medium Cut-Off dialysis (MCO) membrane has been developed to improve middle molecule removal compared to standard high-flux dialysis filters. The major aim of this study is to compare...

Vena Cava Filter U.S. Clinical Trial

The investigation is designed to verify that clinical use of the vena cava filter does not raise new questions of safety or effectiveness compared to currently-marketed permanent filters.

Filter Ventilation

The goal of this study is to determine the biomarkers of exposure and harm as well as the pattern of product purchase when ventilated vs. unventilated cigarettes are available in the marke...

12 Weeks of Hemodialysis With Medium Cut-Off Filter Compared to Hemodiafiltration With Standard High-flux Filter.

The medium cut-off dialysis (MCO) membrane has been developed to improve middle molecule removal compared to standard high-flux dialysis filters. The aim of this study is to compare level...

PubMed Articles [3695 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Radiologists' Field Guide to Permanent Inferior Vena Cava Filters.

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are commonly used in patients at risk for life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Since the Mobin-Uddin filter was introduced in 1967, numerous other IVC filters have bee...

Gaussian Noise Removal in an Image using Fast Guided Filter and its Method Noise Thresholding in Medical Healthcare Application.

A new denoising algorithm using Fast Guided Filter and Discrete Wavelet Transform is proposed to remove Gaussian noise in an image. The Fast Guided Filter removes some part of the details in addition ...

Online assessment of sand filter performance for bacterial removal in a full-scale drinking water treatment plant.

Microbiological risks associated with drinking water can be minimized by providing enhanced integrity monitoring of bacterial removal by water treatment processes. This study aimed to evaluate the eff...

Performance analysis and optimization of ammonium removal in a new biological folded non-aerated filter reactor.

A new type of biological folded non-aerated filter (BFNAF) was found to be superior and feasible for the treatment of NH-N wastewater. It was constructed with the folded structure suitable for the nyl...

Efficient removal of siloxanes and volatile organic compounds from sewage biogas by an anoxic biotrickling filter supplemented with activated carbon.

The removal of siloxanes (D4 and D5) and volatile organic contaminants (hexane, toluene and limonene) typically found in sewage biogas was investigated in a lab-scale biotrickling filter (BTF) packed ...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A plant genus of the family PONTEDERIACEAE that is used as a biological filter for treating wastewater.

Surgical removal of an obstructing clot or foreign material which has been transported from a distant vessel by the bloodstream. Removal of a clot at its original site is called THROMBECTOMY.

Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.

Surgical removal of an obstructing clot or foreign material from a blood vessel at the point of its formation. Removal of a clot arising from a distant site is called EMBOLECTOMY.

Techniques for using whole blood samples collected on filter paper for a variety of clinical laboratory tests.

More From BioPortfolio on "Forceps vs. Snare IVC Filter Removal"

Quick Search

Searches Linking to this Trial