06 Sep 2018

PENUMBRA ACQUIRES 90% OF MVI HEALTH JV, LAUNCHES THROMBECTOMY DEVICES

  Penumbra has acquired 40 percent of the outstanding shares of virtual reality joint venture MVI Health from collaborator Sixense, boosting its interest to 90 percent, and said it launched the Penumbra Jet 7 and Jet D reperfusion catheters. The joint venture intends to commercialize healthcare applications of virtual reality technology,

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21 Aug 2018

ACUSON SEQUOIA ULTRASOUND COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU

Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. is taking its ACUSON Sequoia Ultrasound System on the road with nine stops between Aug. 23 and Oct. 4.   Stops include: August 23: Philadelphia, The Union League August 23: Atlanta, The Westin Buckhead Atlanta August 28: Cincinnati, Hyatt Regency Cincinnati August 30: Detroit, The

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13 Aug 2018

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: MEDICAL GROUPS DEMAND HHS STOP STALLING ON INFORMATION BLOCKING

                Enough is enough. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) joined 13 other medical associations and healthcare organizations Aug. 9 in telling the federal government it has dragged out the regulation-writing process on an important topic far too long. At issue are the information blocking provisions of the 21st Century

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04 Aug 2018

HEALING AT THE MID-LEVEL: TWO MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONERS DISCUSS CHALLENGES, REWARDS, FUTURE OF THEIR PROFESSION

   By Larry Storer Mid-level practitioners in the medical field include occupations of nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and physician assistants, to name a few. In this article, I asked two mid-level practitioners from American Vein & Vascular Institute to share their thoughts on the occupation,

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28 Jul 2018

POLIDOCANOL INJECTABLE FOAM: WHEN VEINS DON’T TAKE A STRAIGHT PATH

Patient presents with bilateral bulging varicosities   By Ajit Naidu, MD An estimated one-third of the population in Western countries has untreated venous disease.[i] Some of these individuals have lived with debilitating symptoms of venous insufficiency for a decade or more because their primary care physicians or OB/GYNs have told

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16 Jul 2018

TOP U.K. SURGEON CALLS FOR NEW PROCEDURES TO UNDERGO CLINICAL TRIALS IN ENGLAND

  Prof Derek Alderson, MD and the president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said the benefits of surgical innovations in the United Kingdom must “absolutely, unequivocally” be backed by evidence, either through randomised controlled trials or official registries designed to track patient outcomes. The move would bring surgical innovation

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26 Jun 2018

FLYING HIGH OVER THE SEA OF SAMENESS: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF CONFORMITY IN VEIN TREATMENT?

  By James R. Williams   Healthcare bleeds conformity. And for the most part, for good reason. Physicians are trained to rely on statistically proven techniques to treat a condition. These techniques become the gold standard. Physicians are taught not to deviate from these standards until empirical evidence of another

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26 Jun 2018

VENA CAVA FILTERS TO SEE DOUBLE-DIGIT CAGR ANNUAL GROWTH

The global inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs)market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11 percent during the period 2018-2022, according to a new 126-page market research study (SKU: IRTNTR21662) published early this year by Technavio. A free sample report or the full

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24 Jun 2018

INTACT VASCULAR OFFERS TOBA BTK DATA

Intact Vascular Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, has praised the publication of the Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty Below the Knee (TOBA BTK) clinical trial results in the current issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention. This multi-center pilot study focused on collecting data supporting

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24 Jun 2018

AMERICAN VEIN AIDS HEALTH4HAITI BY DONATING 50 SETS OF SCRUBS

American Vein & Vascular Institute recently donated more than 50 sets of scrubs to Health4Haiti, a non-profit that improves lives and healthcare outcomes for the citizens of Gonaives, Haiti. Gonaives is currently served by one public hospital, according to Health4Haiti’s website (healthfourhaiti.com), and that hospital has been destroyed twice due

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