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Lessons from the Peloton

Any bike race starts with the peloton. The peloton is the mass of riders racing. From the peloton, there emerge leaders and, ultimately, a winner. Nobody can win staying with the peloton, but they can’t win without the peloton. I will explain. One lone rider is not as strong as many riders workin ...

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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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Round Ligament Varicosities

by Jose I Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT Pelvic vein enlargement typically occurs during the second trimester of pregnancy, and during this time, pelvic veins can extend into the groin, mimicking inguinal hernias. Therefore, in a pregnant female who presents with bilateral tender groin masses, the examinin ...

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Round Ligament Varicosities Diagnosis and Treatment

by Jose I Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT, Miami Vein Center Pelvic vein enlargement typically occurs during the second trimester of pregnancy, and during this time, pelvic veins can extend into the groin, mimicking inguinal hernias. Therefore, in a pregnant female who presents with bilateral tender groin m ...

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IVC to Hold Clinical Sessions for Vein Surgeons

by Dave DelVal The sixth annual meeting of the International Vein Congress (IVC) will be held April 17-19, 2008, at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Fl. Among the physicians who annually attend the event are vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, general surgeons, plastic surgeons an ...

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Education in Phlebology: Getting Beyond the Basics

Many times education and learning involve doing things we’ve never done. Sometimes even doing things we don’t want to do. Yet we trust those who have experience and believe that when we are done with the education experience, it will be for our benefit and our patients benefit. Those of us invol ...

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Compounded Sclerosing Agents: Risks and Consequences

by Kenneth J. McKenna, Esq. For decades, patients have sought medical treatment for unsightly and sometimes painful varicose and spider veins. One common procedure to treat this type of venous disease is sclerotherapy: the injection of a sterile agent into the affected vein, which in response, colla ...

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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 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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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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