Setting the Standard for Venous Education

So much of our life is online these days—from the news we see to the friends with which we interact. Online resources allow us access to content on almost any topic at the click of a button, and when it’s conv...Continue Reading

Peripheral Venous Aneurysms

by Frederic Jarrett, MD Venous aneurysms are an uncommon problem in the practice of most vascular surgeons. For practical purposes, these aneurysms are seen in the neck in both pediatric and adult patients, and are almos...Continue Reading

The Importance of Gait Assessment for Patients with Venous Dysfunction

Chronic venous insufficiency is a common and expensive problem in the United States and around the world. Although prevalence rates for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency are inconsistent when comparing studi...Continue Reading

Where are the Men?

First, the facts: Adults tend to find reasons to justify not going to their doctor. For men, it’s a larger problem than for women. Harris Interactive conducted a survey for the American Academy of Family Physicians...Continue Reading

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. Th...Continue Reading

Quality of Life—Measures in Phlebology

by Yung-Wei Chi, DO As the health care policy in the U.S. shifts from a quantitative-based system to a more qualitative one, reliance on reporting becomes utterly essential to this change in environment. Both objective...Continue Reading

Does Thrombolytic Therapy Improve DVT Patients' Overall Well-Being? Understanding the Challenges of Assessing Quality of Life

by Seema Belani, BA and Suresh Vedantham, MD Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a chronic, burdensome consequence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).1 PTS typically is characterized by chronic leg pain, swelling, fatigue and/o...Continue Reading

Vascular Specialists Should Create, Participate and Coordinate Wound Centers

by Robert B. McLafferty, MD Over six million Americans suffer from a chronic wound. A chronic wound is defined as a wound that has failed to heal within a normal time frame; that is, 4 weeks for your average person and 2...Continue Reading

Results of an Observational Longitudinal Retrospective Study

by Eric J. Lullove DPM, West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton, FL and Oscar M. Alvarez PhD, Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care, Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY; Department of Medicine, New York Medical College,...Continue Reading

The Path To Specialization

Creating the Nation’s First Phlebology Fellowship Program from the Ground Up Despite the prolific nature of venous disease, patients seeking vein care may be hard-pressed to find physicians possessing the advanced...Continue Reading