10 Apr 2018

VARITHENA IS AN ELEGANT SOLUTION FOR C6 ULCER

At 4 months post-treatment, Tom’s wound remained closed and he stated that he was very satisfied with the treatment.     By Kenneth Otah, MD, MSc, FACC Patients with venous ulcers make up over up more than 70 percent of nonhealing ulcers. By the time these patients are referred to

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03 Apr 2018

AMERICAN VEIN OWNERS TEACH CUTTING EDGE VEIN PROCEDURES IN CHINA

American Vein & Vascular Institute owners Gordon F. Gibbs, MD, and Erin Gibbs have returned from 10 days in China teaching Chinese doctors contemporary vascular healthcare practices. In partnership with Medtronic, Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs recently traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, teaching 50 Chinese doctors through presentations, training sessions and

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03 Apr 2018

BTG OPTALYSE PE TRIAL RESULTS REINFORCE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF SHORTER, LOWER DOSE EKOS THERAPY FOR PE

BTG plc highlighted OPTALYSE PE one-year trial results, presented at the International Society on Endovascular Therapy in Florida in February. The findings confirm that bilateral pulmonary embolism (PE) patients treated in as little as two hours with a total tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) dose as low as 8mg continue to

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03 Apr 2018

APRIL VTN REPORT

  Vein Therapy News    Industry Report     CIGNA PURCHASING EXPRESS SCRIPTS FOR $67B ON HEELS OF CVS-AETNA VERTICAL MERGER Cigna, which failed in an attempt to merge with Anthem last year, is now going to purchase Express Scripts, the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management (PBM) firm, for $67 billion. Cigna

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27 Mar 2018

“ADVANCES IN PHLEBOLOGY AND VENOUS SURGERY VOLUME 1,” VENOUS SURGERY BOOK, NOW PUBLISHED IN PAPERBACK

A venous surgery book, highlighting the latest advances in the treatment of varicose veins and venous leg ulcers, is now available in paperback. The hardback came out in December 2017 and the paperback in late January. “Advances in Phlebology and Venous Surgery Volume 1” (ISBN-13: 978-1908586032) was edited by Mark

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13 Mar 2018

VEIN PRACTICE COMMODITY: CHASING THE SAME PATIENTS WITH NEAR-PARITY EXPERIENCES WE ARE RIPE FOR DISRUPTION

  By James R. Williams and Tracy Thirion   Imagine shopping for a new car. You approach the largest dealership in town. The lot is packed with new cars. However, as you draw closer, you notice they are the same brand, same model, equipped with the same options and even

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12 Mar 2018

MICROSOFT SHUTTERS ITS HEALTHVAULT RESEARCH PROGRAM

  Do you remember in 2017 when Microsoft announced HealthVault, an initiative to produce apps to offer analysis and user insights based on personal health records? Microsoft decided in January that it wasn’t such a good idea or maybe that it wasn’t self-supporting, so it has been shut down. It

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12 Mar 2018

LIDOCAINE RESISTANCE STUDIED IN ACP “CASE OF THE MONTH”

  By Amanda Godwin A radiofrequency ablation patient recently reported that her procedure was painful and that she experienced no relief from the 0.1% lidocaine tumescent anesthesia she received prior to the procedure. The patient was a 52-year-old, red-haired female hairstylist with complaints of leg cramps, leg aches and restless

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12 Mar 2018

ACP EDUCATION PROGRAMS HONORED

  The American College of Phlebology (ACP) has received Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in recognition of its quality educational programs. With this honor, the ACP will be accredited for the next six years, which is the highest accreditation an organization can receive

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12 Mar 2018

WHAT WILL YOUR RESPONSE BE TO WORKPLACE VIOLENCE EVENTS

    Dr. Lewis J. Kaplan discusses workplace violence at the Critical Care Congress.   EDITOR’s NOTE: This article was written by Andrew D. Bowser  of Frontline Medical News  at the Critical Care Congress and published March 7 by CHEST Physician, the newspaper of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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