26 Mar 2018

ACCESS VASCULAR HYDROPICC CATH RAISES $4 MILLION

    Medical device developer Access Vascular has raised $3.7 million to support its HydroPICC catheter designed to reduce thrombotic risk. The HydroPICC is a peripherally inserted central catheter which the Bedford, Mass.-based company claims can significantly reduce the accumulation of platelets and the risk of thrombosis. AngelMD Access Vascular syndicate co-lead

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26 Mar 2018

TERASON EXHIBITS 3300 NEXGEN US AT IVC

 The Terason uSmart3300 NexGen Ultrasound System will be one of the hundreds of products on exhibit at the International Vein Congress. Terason has been a sponsor of the IVC for more than 10 years. Spokesmen say the 3300 NexGen’s new SuperHarmonic imaging provides enriched detail, clarity, contrast and border definition.

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26 Mar 2018

CENTERLINE BIOMEDICAL COMPLETES FIFTH STUDY ON IOPS SURGICAL NAVIGATION UNIT

  Endovascular navigation startup Centerline Biomedical has successfully completed a fifth preclinical study at Cleveland Clinic facilities to see how its surgical navigation system, the Intra-Operative Positioning System (IOPS), will perform in the marketplace. The study demonstrated its ability to track IOPS instruments precisely and efficiently with enhanced three-dimensional (3D) visualization and

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26 Mar 2018

ABDOMINAL BINDER: Help with the heavy lifting

  By Casi White, RDMS, and James E. White, MD, FACS, PVRI   We have all been there, attempting to get a good ultrasound window with transverse and longitudinal views of the saphenous femoral junction and proximal great saphenous vein while fighting the downward drift of a huge abdominal pannus or

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26 Mar 2018

MICROSOFT SHUTTERS 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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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

AMERICAN VEIN HIRES TWO, PROMOTES FIVE

Cyndie Gelroth Angie Higgs Brittany Kristan       American Vein & Vascular Institute recently promoted five employees and hired two employees to roles representing human resources, clinic functions, business management and patient care centers. The following employees were promoted: Cyndie Gelroth, promoted to director of revenue cycle from her

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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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