ABVLM: Vision & Value

Before we consider the need for standardized training and certification in venous medicine, one fundamental question arises: Do we need venous specialists?

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A Call for Venous Treatment Standards

What role can the UIP play in promoting education and research in venous disease? The answer is in its history and how it is organized.

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Grassroots Education

There are still plenty of people, including physicians, who think that the best treatment for varicose veins is vein stripping. Is it time to change that school of thought in your community? Here’s how.

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Latest Articles About Education
Venous Disease Coalition The Ongoing Challenge to Educate about Venous Disease

The Vascular Disease Foundation’s Venous Disease Coalition works hard to develop innovative and impactful ways of educating professionals and patients about the perils of venous disease.

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Optimizing Localized Compression for Venous Ulcers Experience with a Novel Air-filled Bolster Foam Dressing (P-FAB)

It is generally agreed upon that the fundamental treatment for chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers is compression. Read more.

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The Simulation of Reality: The Reality of Simulation

As the education of those specialties which are procedure-oriented has evolved, so have the tools of teaching. Read more.

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National Venous Screening Program Reveals Correlation Between BMI and Venous Disease

by Eileen Masciale Too many adults in this country are overweight. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Prevalence and Trends in Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2008, determined that the prevalence estimates for overweight and obesity combined (Body Mass Index/BMI >25) were 6 ...

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Endovascular Simulation Training and the Venous System Initial Observations

The practice of vascular surgery continues to evolve and vascular surgical education and training principles must evolve with it.

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Thrombophilia When to Suspect that Your Patient is Hypercoagulable

Thrombophilia is a word that has not received much attention in the medical community. It is intimidating and often associated with a complicated and troublesome course. Read more.

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Results of an Observational Longitudinal Retrospective Study

Eric J. Lullove DPM 3 and Oscar M. Alvarez PhD1, 21 Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care, Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY.2 Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY3 West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton, FL Abstract Background: Clinical records of 94 chronic venous ulcer

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Deficiencies in Comprehensive Education of Venous Ultrasound

The diagnosis and treatment of venous disease is one of the most rapidly surging practices in the field of medicine. But more training standards are needed.

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