19 Feb 2020

INK RX? WELCOME TO THE CAMOUFLAGED WORLD OF PARAMEDICAL TATTOOS

      Doctors specialize in the science of healing, but tattoo artist Eric Catalano specializes in the art of it.   By Cara Anthony The first fingernail tattoo started off as a joke by a man who lost the tips of two fingers in a construction accident in 2018.

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13 Feb 2020

OEIS TO MEET APRIL 24-26 IN DALLAS

  The Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society will convene its Seventh Annual Scientific Meeting April 24-26 at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel. This meeting is for the benefit of vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, or other specialists involved in office based endovascular procedures. The event is intended to describe current practices and

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13 Feb 2020

SEVEN WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE JOB

              When most of us think of Valentine’s Day, we think about wine, roses, chocolates, and candlelit dinners in fancy restaurants. We think about love. What we don’t think about is work—especially when that work takes place in America’s healthcare system. (We’re likely to associate that with overloaded schedules,

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12 Feb 2020

THE IMPORTANCE OF DILUENTS IN SCLEROSANTS

By Ronald Bush, MD, FACS An advantage of having access to a histology lab cannot be overstated. The ability to scientifically study various venous issues is possible. One study we have recently completed and are now submitting is comparing the critical micelle concentration (CMC) of both Sotradecol (STS) and Polidocanol

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12 Feb 2020

VENOUS SYMPOSIUM 2020: 29 sessions and new aesthetic vein course offered March 18-21

  The Venous Symposium 2020 will convene its 11th annual conference March 19-21 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, including a Latin language program. VS 2020 has scheduled 29 educational sessions, as well as an aesthetic vein course before the conference begins. In addition, VS also welcomes physicians

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09 Jan 2020

REDUCE HEALTH COSTS BY NURTURING THE SICKEST? A MUCH-TOUTED IDEA DISAPPOINTS

  By Dan Gorenstein and Leslie Walker   Improving health and lowering costs for the sickest and most expensive patients in America is a dream harder to realize than many health care leaders had hoped, according to a study published Jan.8 by the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers tested whether pairing frequently hospitalized

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03 Dec 2019

IAC CONDUCTS ACCREDITATION PERCEPTIONS SURVEY

Authentic Testing has been engaged by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) to understand perceptions related to the value of imaging and procedural accreditation across multiple medical specialties. The results of the survey will help guide future quality initiatives to meet the needs of the medical community and to improve the

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12 Nov 2019

SOME ACADEMICS QUIETLY TAKE SIDE JOBS HELPING TOBACCO COMPANIES IN COURT

  By Blake Farmer Nashville Public Radio   In 1998, major reached a historic legal settlement with states that had sued them over the health care costs of smoking-related illnesses. But individual smokers have continued to sue, and to this day the tobacco industry remains tied up in hundreds of court

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30 Oct 2019

IVUS invaluable for precise iliac vein treatment

 In a large series of iliac vein stent cases, a blinded comparison found intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) superior to venography in determining the proper location of treatment zones.   Researchers from The RANE Center at St. Dominic’s Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Miss., have performed a retrospective, single-center cohort study of 155

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26 Jun 2019

CHARING CROSS 2019: MEDTRONIC EXPANDS ON KEY AORTIC SOLUTIONS FOR CHALLENGING ANATOMIES

  Medtronic plc released new data on endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients with the Endurant II/IIs stent graft system in combination with Heli-FX EndoAnchor implants and for the Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft system for thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR). The data, which was presented at the Charing Cross

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