Industry Spotlight

Help Lymphedema Patients Help Themselves

Symptoms related to lymphedema (LE) can present anywhere in the torso, arm, leg, head and neck. For most, LE erodes quality of life and makes it difficult for patients to care for themselves.

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Dean Bender—New ACP Exec. Director

We’ve all seen Dean Bender working the conferences, walking the halls of education and consulting on any number of issues. But what are the origins of Dean’s work within this field of veins and how did he rise to this new position?

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Worksite Assessments for Injury Risks

Musculoskeletal disorders associated with work tasks have increased in many industries, including medical imaging. Learn how on-site workstation assessments can mitigate injury risks, reduce errors and improve patient care.

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VNUS: High-Tech Solutions for a Very Old Problem

by Kirti Kamdar, SVP of R&D, VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc. There’s no way to know just how far back in history man was afflicted with varicose veins – perhaps the cavemen had them under all that hair – but the subject appears in Egyptian writings dating back 3,500 years. Hippocrates himself

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Phlebology Pros Embark on Humanitarian Trip to Ecuador

by VEIN Staff The American College of Phlebology and the French Society of Phlebology have teamed up to support Amigos de Salud, a humanitarian nonprofit organization that brings medical services to the underprivileged of Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. At press time, volunteer phlebology ...

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New Insight For Treating Vascular Disease

The blood circulates through the body in an intricate process that researchers are only beginning to understand. Now, University of Missouri researcher Steven Segal has received the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award for his work in

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Phlebology Pros Embark on a Humanitarian Trip to Ecuador

by VEIN Staff The American College of Phlebology and the French Society of Phlebology have teamed up to support Amigos de Salud, a humanitarian non-profit organization that brings medical services to the underprivileged of Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The organization's name means "Frie ...

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Change is Coming

by Marlin Shul, MD, MBA, RVT, FACPh The healthcare reform climate is definitively upon us and commercial carriers are dodging and shifting to limit utilization of phlebology procedures. The administrative burden of the medical vein practice has never been threatening. If the heterogeneity of medica ...

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At the Intersection of Technology and Vein Care

by Andrea Epstein The intersection between technology and health care covers a sweeping range of opportunities and challenges –ranging from patient access to medical information to the implementation of a valid, cost-effective EMR system. We all know that the technology revolution is not slowing ...

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An Approach to Mixed Deep and Superficial Reflux

by Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD, RPhS Approximately 25% of patients presenting to a vein clinic have combined superficial and deep venous reflux on duplex ultrasound. These patients tend to have more severe venous disease. Ulcers and skin changes are more common. Pain and swelling tend to be worse. Thes ...

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A Not-For-Profit Organization Dedicated to Multidisciplinary Vascular Education and Research

by VIVA Staff We invite you to come and experience VIVA 10! Multispecialty Perspectives From vascular surgery, radiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular medicine to cardiology, the challenges facing physicians today are staggering. One of the most daunting tasks facing physicians is keeping p ...

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A New Wave of Excitement has Brandished the Telangiectatic Therapeutic Market: Veinwave

by Jennifer Heller, MD and Lowell Kabnick, MD Long established as effective modalities, injection sclerotherapy, and to a lesser extent laser and IPL, have dominated the market for patients who desire resolution of unsightly spider veins. Although these treatment options are reliable and provide re ...

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Cash for EMRs

by Ronald J. Kolegraff, M.D., Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology If you liked “Cash for Clunkers”, you are gonna love this one. Yes– we are clearly hearing that each physician will get $36,000 for the implementation an electronic Medical Records (eMR) system in his or her practice ...

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