28 Jul 2018

POLIDOCANOL INJECTABLE FOAM: WHEN VEINS DON’T TAKE A STRAIGHT PATH

Patient presents with bilateral bulging varicosities   By Ajit Naidu, MD An estimated one-third of the population in Western countries has untreated venous disease.[i] Some of these individuals have lived with debilitating symptoms of venous insufficiency for a decade or more because their primary care physicians or OB/GYNs have told

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16 Jul 2018

TOP U.K. SURGEON CALLS FOR NEW PROCEDURES TO UNDERGO CLINICAL TRIALS IN ENGLAND

  Prof Derek Alderson, MD and the president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said the benefits of surgical innovations in the United Kingdom must “absolutely, unequivocally” be backed by evidence, either through randomised controlled trials or official registries designed to track patient outcomes. The move would bring surgical innovation

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15 Jul 2018

GEORGIA MEDICAL LICENSING BOARD TAKES HIGH STEP AND RAP AWAY FROM THE ‘DANCING DOC’

Windell Boutte — the “Dancing Doctor” whose videos of herself rapping, dancing and groping the flesh of anesthetized patients went viral — has agreed to give up her medical license for at least two and a half years, according to an agreement filed June 29 2with the Georgia Composite Medical Board. The

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26 Jun 2018

FLYING HIGH OVER THE SEA OF SAMENESS: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF CONFORMITY IN VEIN TREATMENT?

  By James R. Williams   Healthcare bleeds conformity. And for the most part, for good reason. Physicians are trained to rely on statistically proven techniques to treat a condition. These techniques become the gold standard. Physicians are taught not to deviate from these standards until empirical evidence of another

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26 Jun 2018

BRITISH COLUMBIA RESEARCHERS PRODUCE FIRST ANGIOPLASTY-READY SMART STENT

Vascular stents are some of the most commonly implanted medical devices, keeping millions of arteries open to uninterrupted blood flow. Though they tend to work well at first, too many end up being re-stenosed by new deposits of plaque and scar tissue often forms in the vicinity, blocking blood flow

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26 Jun 2018

VENA CAVA FILTERS TO SEE DOUBLE-DIGIT CAGR ANNUAL GROWTH

The global inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs)market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11 percent during the period 2018-2022, according to a new 126-page market research study (SKU: IRTNTR21662) published early this year by Technavio. A free sample report or the full

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24 Jun 2018

INTACT VASCULAR OFFERS TOBA BTK DATA

Intact Vascular Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, has praised the publication of the Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty Below the Knee (TOBA BTK) clinical trial results in the current issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention. This multi-center pilot study focused on collecting data supporting

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24 Jun 2018

AMERICAN VEIN AIDS HEALTH4HAITI BY DONATING 50 SETS OF SCRUBS

American Vein & Vascular Institute recently donated more than 50 sets of scrubs to Health4Haiti, a non-profit that improves lives and healthcare outcomes for the citizens of Gonaives, Haiti. Gonaives is currently served by one public hospital, according to Health4Haiti’s website (healthfourhaiti.com), and that hospital has been destroyed twice due

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21 Jun 2018

MOST VENOUS DISEASE CAN BE CLASSIFIED AS COSMETIC

      By Ronald Bush, MD, FACS In 1992, I left a busy practice of thoracic and vascular surgery and began the in-office treatment of varicose veins. At that time, high ligation and stripping using tumescent with ultra sound guided assistance was our treatment of choice for saphenous insufficiency.

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13 Jun 2018

CASE STUDY: MANAGING PERSISTENT SWELLING AFTER ENDOVENOUS ABLATION

  By Tim Crawlield I have practiced phleboloby for six years and I learned early in my career that patients with swelling in the lower extremities — swelling that cannot be contained by elastic graduated compression stockings — do not benefit from endovenous ablations. My general rule of thumb is

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