21 May 2020

IVC 2020 CANCELLED

The 18th Annual International Vein Congress, scheduled for July 9-11 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in collaboration with the Society for Vascular Surgery, has been cancelled. “ I just cancelled IVC today,” Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, told Vein Therapy News May 21. “We’ll be doing some video and

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08 May 2020

THE TSA HOARDED 1.3 MILLION N95 MASKS EVEN THOUGH AIRPORTS ARE EMPTY AND IT DOESN’T NEED THEM

new graph       TSA officials stockpiled a huge shipment of N95 masks they knew they didn’t need even after two agency officials asked to donate them. Airport traffic fell 95 percent, and the masks have sat unused as hospitals searched desperately for them.   By J. David McSwane

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06 May 2020

GENERAL RADIOLOGIST MOSTLY WORK AS MULTISPECIALISTS 

By Erik L. Ridley General radiologists in the U.S. mostly work as multispecialists with specific areas of subspecialty focus, and nearly all have at least one of these subspecialty focus areas, according to research from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy . To assess the individual work efforts of radiologists,

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06 May 2020

RADIOLOGY MUST REGAIN PUBLIC’S TRUST IN WAKE OF COVID-19

  By  Louise Gagnon As radiology braces for a surge in imaging procedures in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities must take steps to regain the public’s trust that they can undergo imaging exams safely, according to Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha, chief of radiology at the University of Washington. Radiology

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04 May 2020

REMDESIVIR: GILEAD IS DONATING ITS SUPPLY, BUT WHAT’S A FAIR PRICE?

  How much should Gilead Sciences charge for its now-authorized COVID-19 therapy remdesivir? Up to $4,460 per patient, an influential pricing watchdog figures. While Gilead has yet to present a marketing plan for the first coronavirus treatment to have shown clinical benefits in a well-designed randomized study, the Institute for Clinical and

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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

ESSENTIALS OF COMPRESSION — Lymphedema therapist: Consider gradient, dosage, adjustability, wall stability

By Bryan Groleau When I began utilizing compression as a lymphedema therapist 17 years ago, I could have counted the compression products available to my patients on one hand, but thanks to advancements and industry growth, there are now more options than ever before. I think most would agree that

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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

ADVANCED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION PREDICT 25 MILLION TESTS AVAILABLE BY END OF APRIL

    The medical device industry projects there will be 25 million diagnostic tests made for the coronavirus strain COVID-19 for U.S. use by the end of April, according to projections April 23 by Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) .   “Our industry is focused on scaling up the number of tests

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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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