Palliative Advanced Wound Care

Introduction The management of lower extremity ulcerations can pose a significant challenge to wound care professionals around the world – this is especially true in instances of concomitant medical issues such as...Continue Reading

Colony Collapse Disorder

Have you noticed there are less bees around? They used to be everywhere you didn’t want them to be—picnics, barbeques, weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc. I just haven’t seen that many lately. I thought they al...Continue Reading

The ABVLM Focused on Education

As we make our way through the second decade of this century, two very important questions are being actively discussed by those with an interest in venous disorders. The first question is how best to assure that clinicia...Continue Reading

Venous Leg Ulcer and Wound Care Therapies That May Benefit

Chronic venous leg ulcers (VLU) are the result of endothelial damage and leukocyte activation, inflammation and changes in the microcirculation, which leads to persistent elevated venous ambulatory pressures, with eventua...Continue Reading

How to Deal with Patients with Hypercoagulable States and Severe Superficial Valvular Incompetence

by Suman Rathbun, MD and Federico Silva, MD In the United States, an estimated 23% of adults have varicose veins, and 6% have more advanced chronic venous disease (CVD), including skin changes and healed...Continue Reading

Future Leaders Contribute to Phlebology: The American College of Phlebology's Inaugural Class

The ACP Leadership Academy is a year-long program that offers useful knowledge to newly practicing and seasoned professionals alike, and allows them to reach hallmark achievements in the field of phlebology with construct...Continue Reading

Veins & Wounds: A Marriage of Necessity & Love

by Raghu Kolluri, MD, RVT, FSVM I took a position at OhioHealth, a large not-for-profit health care system based in Columbus, Oh in 2013, and was tasked with creating a vein center within a wound center at OhioHealth Riv...Continue Reading

Ten Perspectives on Men and Lymphedema

Dr. Kristina Sanchez is board certified in family medicine, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. She is also American Vein & Vascular Institute’s “go-to” expert i...Continue Reading

All Men Are Olympic Hopefuls: Compression Wear Helps

by Dr. Gordon F. Gibbs I recently connected with Dr. Brian Babka, MD, FACSM, to discuss compression stockings’ impact on the athletes he cares for in his nonsurgical sports medicine practice at Northwestern Medicin...Continue Reading

Wound Care Providers Can Do Better by Practicing Evidenced- Based Medicine

Four weeks. 28 days. In most clinics, that’s only three patient visits. But, when it comes to diabetic foot ulcers, there is much to be accomplished in this very short period of time. The landmark study done by Dr...Continue Reading