13 Jun 2018

2018 RESEARCH SUMMIT: WORK BEGINS TO ANALYZE DATA IN RAPIDLY EXPANDING ACP PRO VENOUS REGISTRY

By Vanessa Salvia Contributing Editor Anticipation was high for many members of the phlebology community going into an April 21 closed-door research summit held alongside the International Vein Congress in Miami, convened to discuss how to make the most of the American College of Phlebology’s Patient Recorded Outcome Venous Registry,

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07 Jun 2018

OPTALYSE PE: BTG RESULTS REINFORCE SAFETY, 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 Jun 2018

NEW VEIN-FINDING PRODUCT UNVEILED AT AAMI 2018 JUNE 1-4

EchoNous, a developer of intelligent medical tools and the parent company of SigCnostics, is applying the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI) with the extreme miniaturization of ultrasound to solve common everyday problems in healthcare. During the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) 2018 Conference & Expo, June 1-4 in

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29 May 2018

INTACT VASCULAR SPONSORS SYMPOSIUM ON POST-ANGIOPLASTY DISSECTIONS MAY 31

Intact Vascular Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, announced May 29 the schedule of key presentations that will be featured during a symposium sponsored together with Philips at the 19th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) Conference  in New Orleans on May 31. Post-Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (“PTA”)

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14 May 2018

THANK YOU! THE HEROISM OF NURSES IN OUR PRACTICES AND IN OUR LIVES SHOULD BE A DAILY CELEBRATION

  National Nurses Day was May 6 and National Nurses Week ends May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nurse Nightingale, who came to prominence while serving as a British manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, is the founder of modern nursing and it’s appropriate that on

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11 May 2018

JOHN CHUBACK, MD, FACS, JOINS VEIN THERAPY NEWS EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

John Chuback, MD, FACS, chief medical officer at Chuback Medical Group in Paramus, N.J., has joined the Vein Therapy News (VTN) Editorial Advisory Board. Dr. Chuback is involved in teaching, entrepreneurship, writing and philanthropy. He is also co-founder of BiosupportMD and Chuback Education. He is an author of numerous articles

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01 May 2018

ACP RELOCATING TO CHICAGO IN JUNE; POSITIONING ITSELF AS VENOUS, LYMPHATIC ADVOCACY LEADER

After 30 years in San Leandro, Calif., The American College of Phlebology (ACP) is relocating its headquarters to Chicago. The move is expected to be complete by the end of June. The new address will be 434 W. Ontario St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL, 60654. This move is one of

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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

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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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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