11 May 2018

BOVIE MEDICAL ADDS PLASTIC SURGEON TO BOARD

Diane I. Duncan, MD, FACS has been named to the Bovie Medical Corp. Medical Advisory Board, a maker of medical devices and supplies and the developer of J-Plasma, a patented surgical product marketed and sold under the Renuvion Cosmetic Technology brand in the cosmetic surgery market, “Dr. Duncan, who is

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11 May 2018

MEDICAL SOCIETIES OUT-OF-STEP WITH MEMBERS WHO FAVOR MEDICAID WORK RULE

Three in four physicians favor a new federal policy that allows states to require applicants to work or seek a job in order to obtain Medicaid benefits despite opposition from professional associations that represent them, according to a survey by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a

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01 May 2018

ACP RELOCATING TO CHICAGO IN JUNE; POSITIONING ITSELF AS VENOUS, LYMPHATIC ADVOCACY LEADER

After 30 years in San Leandro, Calif., The American College of Phlebology (ACP) is relocating its headquarters to Chicago. The move is expected to be complete by the end of June. The new address will be 434 W. Ontario St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL, 60654. This move is one of

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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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03 Apr 2018

AMERICAN VEIN OWNERS TEACH CUTTING EDGE VEIN PROCEDURES IN CHINA

American Vein & Vascular Institute owners Gordon F. Gibbs, MD, and Erin Gibbs have returned from 10 days in China teaching Chinese doctors contemporary vascular healthcare practices. In partnership with Medtronic, Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs recently traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, teaching 50 Chinese doctors through presentations, training sessions and

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03 Apr 2018

BUREAUCRAT MYSTERY: CMS CANCELS EXCITE RULE TO SPEED MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING

Just when you thought the government was going to cut through its own red tape to help get medical devices to the market quicker, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decided that it must have lost its mind. The CMS has withdrawn a proposed rule intended to

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03 Apr 2018

BTG OPTALYSE PE TRIAL RESULTS REINFORCE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF SHORTER, LOWER DOSE EKOS THERAPY FOR PE

BTG plc highlighted OPTALYSE PE one-year trial results, presented at the International Society on Endovascular Therapy in Florida in February. The findings confirm that bilateral pulmonary embolism (PE) patients treated in as little as two hours with a total tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) dose as low as 8mg continue to

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27 Mar 2018

CYNOSURE TOUTS TEMPSURE ENVI TO IMPROVE SKIN

Cynosure, now a part of Hologic, is releasing a radiofrequency system for performing aesthetic procedure on the skin, including for reduction of wrinkles and other facial lines, tightening of skin by coagulating soft tissue, and making cellulite look more attractive than its natural self. The system is already FDA cleared. The

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27 Mar 2018

“ADVANCES IN PHLEBOLOGY AND VENOUS SURGERY VOLUME 1,” VENOUS SURGERY BOOK, NOW PUBLISHED IN PAPERBACK

A venous surgery book, highlighting the latest advances in the treatment of varicose veins and venous leg ulcers, is now available in paperback. The hardback came out in December 2017 and the paperback in late January. “Advances in Phlebology and Venous Surgery Volume 1” (ISBN-13: 978-1908586032) was edited by Mark

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27 Mar 2018

HOSPITAL’S B-HIVE SYSTEM PACKS FULL MEDICAL BROADCAST SYSTEM INTO ONE UNIT

A great deal of advanced medical training involves witnessing surgeries and listening to the guidance, suggestions, and recommendations of the people performing them. Typically, this is done on-site, which often involves costly travel expenses plus a lot of time wasted simply getting to the lesson. There are alternatives available, such

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