05 Jun 2020

REOPENING & RECOVERING: Aspects of disaster recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown

  By David Schmiege I have had countless conference calls with clients over the past 8-10 weeks as practices contemplate the necessary steps to reopen their vein practices and regain their momentum. The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on our economy. As with many small businesses, the pandemic has had

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24 Apr 2020

SIGVARIS GROUP CELEBRATES WORLD LYMPHEDEMA DAY

  SIGVARIS GROUP is participating in World Lymphedema Day to spread awareness and support the continues search for a cure. World Lymphedema Day is an annual advocate-driven worldwide celebration established in 2016 by the US Senate in response to a bill written by the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN)

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24 Apr 2020

AVLS GOES HYBRID FOR ITS 34TH ANNUAL CONGRESS OFFERING IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

  The American Vein & Lymphatic Society, which earlier moved its 34th Annual Congress from November to October 15-18 at the Washington Hilton, has offered changes to its format to accommodate attendees who may not want to travel to a large meeting this year because of lingering effects from coronavirus

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23 Apr 2020

LARGE NY COVID-19 STUDY PRESENTS CHARACTERISTICS, COMORBIDITIES, OUTCOMES OF 5,700 PATIENTS

  The Northwell Health COVID-19 Research Consortium, with support from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, described the clinical course and outcomes of 5,700 Northwell patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 – the largest hospitalized patient cohort to date from the United States – between March 1 and April 4. The

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27 Mar 2020

VS KICKS OFF FREE VIRTUAL EDUCATION WITH ‘ILIOFEMORAL DVT: DEVISE OPTIONS AND DECISION’

    The Venous Symposium’s inaugural VS Virtual Education free webinar will be “Iliofemoral DVT: Devise Options and Decision” at 8 p.m. March 31.   Speaker will be Efthymios Avgerinos, from Pittsburg; and panelists will be Steve Elias from Englewood, New Jersey; and Kush Desai from Chicago. The VS Virtual

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25 Mar 2020

HOW TO STERILIZE AND FLUMINATE EMERGENCY N95 PROTECTIVE FACE MASKS

Vein specialist Roger Hogue, MD, has created a video on how to sterilize and fulminate N95 face masks. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZbee0PsRJw

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21 Mar 2020

RADIOLOGY EXPERTS LIST COVID-19 BEST PRACTICES

  By Kate Madden Yee A panel of experts from six institutions has released a list of best practices for radiology preparedness during the coronavirus health crisis. It was published March 16 in the journal Radiology. The article describes priorities for handling coronavirus cases and strategies radiology departments can put

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21 Mar 2020

A MEDICAL WORKER DESCRIBES TERRIFYING LUNG FAILURE FROM COVID-19 — EVEN IN HIS YOUNG PATIENTS

“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”   By Lizzie Presser   As of

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20 Mar 2020

U.S. MILITARY AND THE DOMESTIC CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: KEY QUESTIONS

    By Josh Michaud and Kellie Moss The domestic response to coronavirus in the U.S. is rapidly expanding. At this point, every U.S. state and territory has declared an emergency, and President Trump has declared the pandemic to represent a national emergency. Yet there are concerns that response capabilities

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20 Mar 2020

IVC JOINS VS IN DELAY OF CONFERENCE UNTIL JULY

    By Larry Storer The International Vein Conference scheduled for April 30-May 2 in Miami Beach, Florida, has been delayed until July, Chairman Jose I. Almeida said March 20. At the time it was either to be July 9-11 or 10-12. He hopes to have the final date nailed

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