Industry Updates

Why Lymphedema? Why Me? Why Now?

Find out the challenges of diagnosing and treating lymphedema, then learn how research, education, and patient advocacy can turn things around.

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Vena Cava Filtration: Shifting Paradigms, Emerging Technologies

Discover how innovation is answering the needs of physicians treating patients who may be candidates for temporary caval filtration.

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American College of Phlebology (ACP) Expands Identity with New Name

American College of Phlebology is now the American Vein and Lymphatic Society. Find out what this means for the field of vein disease.

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Latest Articles About Industry Updates
The American Board of Phlebology Continuing to Evolve

As its visibility increases, the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) has been the subject of debates at meetings of the American College of Phlebology and the American Venous Forum, with viewpoints offered by a member of the ABPh Board and by someone with an opposing view. Questions and concerns are

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Leading Medical Societies Team Up to Encourage the Public to Rethink Varicose Veins

by Robert Rajalingam As a member of an industry dedicated to providing medical solutions for better patient outcomes, it is disheartening to know that despite the high prevalence of venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), the vast majority of people with the

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Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care: Another First for One of America's Great Healthcare Innovators

As the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, as well as home to a host of interns, residents, and fellows from around the world, Boston’s own Massachusetts General Hospital has always been in the forefront of technology and innovation. Founded in 1811, and recognized in

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American Venous Forum Foundation Awards Providing research and travel opportunities for promising young researchers Medical Diary

by Kristen Joranlien The American Venous Forum (AVF) is offering a $50,000 BSN-JOBST Research Fellowship in Venous and Lymphatic Disease. Since 1995, the BSN-JOBST Grant has given promising young researchers a one-year grant to help them pursue their research interests. Joseph Raffetto, MD, was th ...

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ACP Foundation Strengthens Phlebology Through Annual Appeal

Just as the American College of Phlebology Foundation (ACPF) is wrapping up its successful Vision for Tomorrow capital campaign, it is embarking upon a short-term annual appeal to fund specific educational initiatives over the next year. The goal for this annual appeal is to raise $100,000 by Decemb ...

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The American Board of Phlebology Certification Process—Valuable or Not?

by Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh We all know that many patients with venous disease are being treated by physicians whose primary training was in a nonvascular field. We know that many of these physicians have been delivering vein care for a long time. We know that some of these physicians have ...

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On the Hill—Part 1

by Jason Prigozen, MD, FAPWHc Representation for Those Involved in Care for Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds The sky is not falling, but in both relative and real dollars, physicians’ payments are. Every year since 1997, when the sustainable growth rate (SGR) was put in place as part of the Balanced ...

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Vasculera A Recently Approved Diosmin Treatment for the Clinical Dietary Management of CVI

Diosmin is a flavonoid derived from citrus plants. There have been many studies evaluating the efficacy of diosmin as a dietary treatment for managing chronic venous insufficiency, among other maladies, but likely none as noted as the RE LIEF (Reflux assEssment and quaLity of lIfe improvEment with m ...

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The Sunshine Act and its Effects on Physicians and Continuing Education

Background Over the past two decades, there has been a growing movement within medical schools to eliminate the perceived undue influence of pharmaceutical companies on medical students and faculty through such “freebies” as pens, stethoscopes, medical books and other small items. Most medical ...

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Venous Patient Outcome Registry

by Uchenna N. OnyeachomThe Venous Patient Outcome Registry (VPOR), the firstever patient-centered online registry, was developed to assess patient outcomes and quality of life for the various treatments of venous disease by standardizing the collection and analysis of clinical information, patient t ...

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