Q&A Case Study Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

by Jose Almeida, MD What type of venous disease did your patient have? Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is the well-worn eponym for capillary-lymphatic-venous malformation (CLVM), which is associated with soft tissue/skeletal...Continue Reading

Favorite Clinical Research Articles in Phlebology 2008

The identification of the “top” or “best” articles published in Phlebology in the past year is an impossible task. In this exponentially growing field, there are countless international, studies pu...Continue Reading

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 dollar...Continue Reading

Venous Disease Case Study

A Q&A on Treatment of Symptomatic Varicosities of the Left Lower Extremity with Image Guided Surgery Associates’ Robert L. Worthington-Kirsch, MD What type of venous disease did your patient have? The patient...Continue Reading

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...Continue Reading

Education: The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats Comedian # 1: “The punch line is ‘The Aristocrats.’” Comedian # 2: “The punch line is ‘The Aristocrats’?” Comedian # 1: “Yes, that’s right. T...Continue Reading

Phlebology as a Recognized Subspecialty A Perspective On the Road Map to ABMS Certification

by Dr. Ben Munger What is Certification? Certification in medicine is a two-part system where an independent body, using public criteria, grants authority to a certifying board or boards to issue-a certificate attesting...Continue Reading

Infection Control During Sclerotherapy

by Michael E. Nerney, MD, FACS, Asad Shamma, MD, FACS and Nizar Mullani Abstract With the recent increase in viral blood borne pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis, appropriate precautions need to be taken to prevent inf...Continue Reading

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 th...Continue Reading

Venous Disease Coalition The Ongoing Challenge to Educate about Venous Disease

In Denver, among the Rocky Mountains and the mile-high view, you’ll find the nuts and bolts of the Vascular Disease Foundation’s Venous Disease Coalition – the staff who works day to day to develop innov...Continue Reading