13 Jun 2019

DO YOUR OLDER PATIENTS REGARD THEIR HEALTH AS GOOD OR POOR?

    By Judith Graham A common myth about aging is that older adults are burdened by illness and feel lousy much of the time. In fact, the opposite is usually true. Most seniors report feeling distinctly positive about their health. Consider data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey (the most

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12 Jun 2019

BUTTERFLY IQ WINS CE MARK FOR IPHONE-BASED PORTABLE ULTRASOUND SYSTEM  

            Connecticut-based Butterfly Network, already selling in the United States, has won the CE Mark and is releasing its single-probe, hand-held, full-body Butterfly iQ portable ultrasound system in Europe. The product consists of a transducer that plugs right into an iPhone or iPad via the Lightning port, and uses a

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12 Jun 2019

PK PAPYRUS NOW AVAILABLE IN U.S. FOR CRISIS CORONARY PERFORATIONS

              BIOTRONIK is releasing in the United States its PK Papyrus-covered coronary stent, the first new device in many years to be used as an emergency therapy for acute coronary perforations. Because so few of these are expected to be used, but are expected to save many lives, the FDA

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12 Jun 2019

VEINPIX ALLOWS PATIENTS TO SEND LEG PIXS  QUESTIONS FROM HOME

Realizing the benefits of telemedicine for both medical practices and their patients, Vein Specialists of America (VSA) has created a virtual vein screening platform to give vein practices nationwide the ability to offer virtual screenings to their patients. VeinPIX is a professional way for vein practices to encourage patients to

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12 Jun 2019

LEGSTHERAPYAPY.COM OFFERS VENACTIVE COMPRESSION SOCKS

LegsTherapyapy.com is offering VenActive Active Comfort Unisex 15-20 mmHg moderate compression socks designed for work or everyday wear. Moderate compression is encouraged for tired, .achy legs, occupational swelling or evening edema, and leg discomfort from long hours of standing or sitting The Venactive Active Comfort Unisex 15-20 mmHg cushioned compression

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12 Jun 2019

VICI VENOUS STENT: FDA OKs VICI Venous Stent to treat Iliofemoral obstructive disease

    The U.S Food and Drug Administration has approved Boston Scientific’s VICI Venous Stent System for the treatment of iliofemoral venous obstructive disease, which occurs when the flow of blood through the veins located deep in the pelvic region becomes blocked by a blood clot or compressed by anatomical anomalies.

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12 Jun 2019

VECLOSE EXTENSION STUDY: Five-year outcomes prove durability, safety, efficacy of VenaSeal Closure System

    By Larry Storer Five-year results from the 2019 VeClose Extension Study of the Medtronic VenaSeal Closure System demonstrate that the treatment modality is consistent, durable and safe for permanently closing veins in patients with venous reflux disease. When compared with Medtronic Radiofrequency Ablation, VenaSeal continued to show “non-inferiority”

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12 Jun 2019

MERZ REGAINS SOLE DISTRIBUTION OF ASCLERA FROM ANGIODYNAMICS

  Merz North America Inc. has regained exclusive distribution of Asclera (polidocanol) Injection in the United States to all healthcare practitioners and phlebologists treating varicose veins. Also effective April 8, AngioDynamics Inc. is no longer an authorized distributor of Asclera. All HCPs will now be able to purchase Asclera directly

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12 Jun 2019

NEVER SAY DIE: WHY MOST DOCTORS WON’T BREAK BAD NEWS

  By JoNel Aleccia After nearly 40 years as an internist, Portland, Oregon physician Ron Naito knew what the sky-high results of his blood test meant. And it wasn’t good. But when he turned to his doctors last summer to confirm the dire diagnosis — stage 4 pancreatic cancer —

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11 Jun 2019

WHEN IT COMES TO OUR HEALTH – EVERY SECOND COUNTS

By Seema Verma Healthcare: American’s favorite debate topic.  While there is much to debate, we can all agree that the patient-provider relationship has been strained by unnecessary regulations and reporting requirements. Too much regulation has had the unintentional result of putting the government first and the patient second.  Time spent

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