04 Oct 2020

Royal PHILIPS TO ACQUIRE INTACT VASCULAR

PHILIPS TO ACQUIRE INTACT VASCULAR   Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Intact Vascular Inc., a U.S.-based developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures for $275 million upfront deferred payments when the transaction is completed. Intact Vascular will enhance Philips’ image-guided therapy portfolio, combining Philips’

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04 Oct 2020

BEING A PATIENT DURING COVID-19: Profoundly lonely, fearful, dangerous and sad

By Larry Storer I generally do not write editor columns, but the staff decided I really needed to write this one because of my perspective as a patient during the COVID-19 pandemic. My medical journey has lasted just longer than 3 months to date – 21/2 months in the hospital

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04 Sep 2020

READY FIRE AIM: Don’t miss your best shot waiting for the perfect time

        An interview by  David Schmiege, president and CEO of Vein Specialists of America with Jeffrey H. Miller, MD Dr. Miller Board-certified in Interventional Radiology and Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Radiology Holds a certificate of

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04 Sep 2020

HOW PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS COPE WITH COVID-19

  By Robert Jennejohn Dr. Michael Y. Shao, MD is a board-certified vascular surgeon with the Swedish Medical Group. He attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has more than 17 years of experience and is currently affiliated with the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Ill. This Interview was

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04 Sep 2020

PHLEBOLYMPHEDEMA: A hidden side of advanced vein disease

    By Bryan Groleau COTA/L, CLT-LANA, WCC, LLE   Over the last decade, oncology surgeons have succeeded in reducing the frequency and severity of oncology related lymphedema through dramatic improvements in axillary treatment. The days of vast radical mastectomies are gone. For years surgeons have been removing fewer lymph

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03 Sep 2020

TREATING LYMPHEDEMA: Working with a lymphedema therapist can improve patient outcomes

By Robyn “Redd” Smith, M.ED., COTA/L, CLWT, CLT, LASH-FKT A patient with two swollen legs walks into a vein clinic. Now, that may sound like the beginning of a joke, but it is actually the opening line to our story. A story showing how making an addition to your options

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03 Sep 2020

GROWING LYMPHEDEMA IN YOUR PRACTICE

By Manu Aggarwal, MD It has been almost three years since we added lymphedema therapy treatments to our vein practice at Vein Care Center Laser Specialists. In this time, we have had trained (via Norton School of Lymphedema) two certified lymphedema therapists (CLTs), both part-time and both originally occupational therapists.

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03 Sep 2020

VENCLOSE ECLIPSES 2018 RESULTS, PATIENT SUCCESS

  By Larry Storer As Venclose enters its third full year of marketing its next-generation radiofrequency ablation solution for treating venous reflux disease, the company proves the adage that if you build a better product you will be successful. Venclose, a privately held Silicon Valley medical technology company, more than

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08 Jun 2020

VS MOVES ITS JULY CONFERENCE ONLINE

  The Venous Symposium announced June 8 that its July 31-Aug. 2 conference in New York City will be a virtual conference from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the same dates, and there will be on-demand access to the educational program and exhibit hall for an entire year. There is an

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07 Jun 2020

A REPORT FROM ‘FLYOVER COUNTRY:’Many practices may fail despite being in areas without COVID-19 cases

By Stephen F. Daugherty One of the most remarkable aspects of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States is the very different experience depending upon where one lives and practices medicine. As of May 10, the county in which I live and practice in Tennessee has experienced two tragic COVID

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