14 Nov 2018

SUPERFICIAL THROMBOPHLEBITIS IN PREGNANCY: PRACTICE CHALLENGES WITH NO ENTIRELY COMPLETE GUIDELINES

By Manu Aggarwal There are a few things that make me take a longer pause in venous medicine. Of all venous disease complications, one of the top concerns is the pregnant patient. In the last year, I have seen a handful of pregnant patients with variable superficial venous thrombophlebitis (SVT)

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23 Oct 2018

EARL E. BAKKEN: MEDTRONICS CO-FOUNDER DIES AT 94

Earl E. Bakken, co-founder  of Medtronic plc, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21 at his home on Kiholo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was 94 years old. “Today we are saddened by the passing of Earl Bakken, but we also honor and will forever cherish the life

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04 Aug 2018

HEALING AT THE MID-LEVEL: TWO MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONERS DISCUSS CHALLENGES, REWARDS, FUTURE OF THEIR PROFESSION

   By Larry Storer Mid-level practitioners in the medical field include occupations of nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and physician assistants, to name a few. In this article, I asked two mid-level practitioners from American Vein & Vascular Institute to share their thoughts on the occupation,

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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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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

THE MARKETING BOT: HOW TO USE YOUR TIRELESS, HIGH-ROI MARKETING GENIUS

By Scott Harvey It’s been said, and it’s pretty well-accepted, that e-mail is the “killer app” that turned the Internet from an interesting technology into the behemoth it has become. There’s no question that email, and its offspring such as various messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, have

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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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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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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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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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