28 Mar 2019

A NEW RF SYSTEM: VENCLOSE 2ND GENERATION RADIOFREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY OUTPERFORMS LEGACY SYSTEM

    By Larry Storer The great medical technology companies of our time start and develop in a variety of ways. Some start with a product or idea and built a market around it. Some start as spinoffs from existing successful companies. But Venclose started by determining the unmet needs

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28 Mar 2019

SIGVARIS CHANGES CORPORATE NAME, LOGO

        SIGVARIS has changed its corporate name from SIGVARIS to SIGVARIS GROUP and has also changed its logo. SIGVARIS has a 150-year history of proven success, according to CEO Mark Bunker. “We are the world leader in medical compression socks and hosiery with a wide assortment of

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28 Mar 2019

Virtual reality immerses physicians in AVLS education offerings

By Ron Seybold The American Vein and Lymphatic Society is launching a new project to use immersive virtual reality (VR) technology for its educational courses. The educational an array of venous medicine techniques. VR has started to make it possible to gain a better view than ever of fundamental and cutting-edge

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28 Mar 2019

IAC research proposal deadline is April 15

  The IAC Research Committee seeks to support innoative and meritorious research relevant to accreditation and quality improvement through its annual IAC Research Award Program. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals that advance the IAC Research Committee’s mission of “Strengthening Accreditation through Research.” Different for 2019, the IAC Research

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28 Mar 2019

DU STUDIES ILIOCAVAL STENT

DU STUDIES ILIOCAVAL STENT Duplex Ultrasound improves treatment of femoro-iliocaval occlusive venous disease   By Jan M. Sloves, RVT and Jose I Almeida, MD   The last two decades have witnessed a great increase in stent treatment for femoro-iliocaval occlusive venous disease. We know from previous reports that the major

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15 Mar 2019

AVLS HOSTS Virtual Reality-BASED COURSE ON SCLEROTHERAPY

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society is offering a full day course on sclerotherapy featuring its new virtual reality hands-on training. The sclerotherapy course will be offered at 8 a.m. April 6 at the Sheraton Suites Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.             Register at phleboloy.org.

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14 Mar 2019

STAINING MAY OCCUR AFTER SCLEROTHERAPY

    By Ronald F. Bush, MD, FACS and Peggy Bush, APRN Staining (hemosiderin deposition) after sclerotherapy is not infrequent. Staining results from trapped blood that occurs after sclerotherapy injections or red cell extravasation. All vessels will clot to some degree unless methods are taken to minimize clotting at the

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14 Mar 2019

VS CELEBRATES 10TH YEAR APRIL 11-13: PRACTICAL, INTERACTIVE EDUCATION COVERING LATEST RESEARCH

By Larry Storer Venous Symposium will be celebrating its first decade as a premier international conference on issues and treatment related to vein pathology when it convenes April 11 for a three-day conference at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Course co-director Antonios Gasparis said that VS delivers practical

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14 Mar 2019

IVC HOSTING 800-PLUS IN SOUTH BEACH APRIL 25-27

By Larry Storer The International Vein Congress will host its 17th annual meeting from April 25- 27th in Miami Beach, Florida. The IVC hosts the conference in collaboration with the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum. Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT, who founded the conference

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14 Mar 2019

IVC EXTENDS ABSTRACT DEADLINE TO APRIL 1

    Abstract deadline for the International Vein Congress has been extended from March 1 to April 1. IVC will be April 25-27 in Miami Beach, Fla. Submitting an abstract is an opportunity to be published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVSVL), as six will

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