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All Men Are Olympic Hopefuls: Compression Wear Helps

Compression therapy is such a vital part of a phlebology practice, so it's no wonder Dr. Gordon Gibbs'--via an interview with Dr. Brian Babka, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine--wanted to explore how compression impacts the sports medicine community and how it might translate to th ...

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A New Treatment Paradigm for Venous Stasis Ulcers

by Barbara S. Zuniga, MD, Medical Director, The Midwest Vein Center, Orland Park, IL It has been estimated that the healthcare expenditures for venous stasis ulcers in the US amounts to an astounding three billion dollars per year1. In addition, venous stasis ulcers cause the loss of approximately ...

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Are We Providing Effective Anti-DVT Prophylaxis?

DVT occurrence in patients after a minimally invasive procedure is rare, but it is very real. Despite little clinical data to reference, there is a way to prevent this.

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AVF Vein Forum Course Restructured to Emphasize Clinical Relevancy

The American Venous Forum’s 5th Annual Vein Forum: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician course is taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 5-6, 2014, at the Hyatt Boston Harbor. The meeting is structured for the practicing venous specialist, whereby key topics in ...

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Canadians Fly South for a Winter Liberation

It’s no news that Canadians have been coming to the United States for many years to be treated by US physicians, out of pocket, because of the lack of timely care within their own country’s medical system. Now, patients from Canada, which has one of the world’s highest rates of MS, are flockin ...

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Case Study: Sciatic Nerve Varices

Sciatic nerve varices are an uncommon condition, however, those involved in the care of patients with venous disease should have some familiarity with them. There is a dearth of information in the literature referable to sciatic nerve varices, therefore, this article will reflect personal experience ...

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Catheter Tips and Tricks: Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh

by Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh Catheter Tips and Tricks: Keep the patient and room warm to minimize vasospasm. Turn the air conditioning on after your fiber/catheter is properly positioned. Perform access with the patient in the reverse Trendelenburg position. Use a micropuncture kit (sma ...

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Catheter Tips for Beginners

by Wayne Gradman, M.D. 1. A wedge or blanket under the contralateral hip helps your patient maintain eversion of the treated leg for an extended time 2. A warm blanket is my favorite way to dilate the venous system. Use a heating blanket to heat the blankets you put on the patient before you start ...

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Catheter Versus Anticoagulation Alone for Acute Primary (ilio) Femoral DVT

by Pauline T. Mayer Ultrasound-accelerated catheter directed thrombolysis is state-of-the art technology for treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and particularly iliofemoral DVT. The technology was engineered in the United States by EKOS corporation located in Bothel, Washington. It is the on ...

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Chronically Deep: C-TRACT Trial Addresses a Critical Question

Dr. Suresh Vedantham joins Dr. Steve Elias to discuss the C-TRACT trial, a study examining whether endovenous therapy can improve life for patients with thrombotic disease.

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