Industry Updates

ABVLM: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

The ABVLM was formed in 2007 in response to concerns that most physicians delivering vein services had not had formal training and that those with formal training, regardless of primary specialty background, had a very di...Continue Reading

Getting Started with IAC Vein Center Accreditation

Defining a vein center as a facility where venous evaluation and management and/ or treatment procedures are performed, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accredits facilities with the capability to provide...Continue Reading

New Data on Compression Therapy Leads to New Treatment

This article is based on research provided by North Carolina State University, School of Engineering. It was initially published in a well-respected engineering journal.1 An article on how these engineering principles cou...Continue Reading

Venous, Venous & More Venous at VEITHsymposium

by Frank Veith, MD In the last several years, venous disease has assumed increasing importance for vascular surgeons and other vascular specialists. In part, this is because of the explosive development of new technologi...Continue Reading

A Future of Collaboration in Vein Care

Submitted to VEIN Magazine by American College of Phlebology Two years ago, The American College of Phlebology (ACP) initiated an effort to formally unify with the American Venous Forum--a concept that has been the subje...Continue Reading

CHEST Guidlines for the Treatment of DVT and PE

The American College of Chest Physicians has provided evidenced-based guidelines for clinicians to use for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) for the past 30 years. Since their previo...Continue Reading

The New Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the American Venous Forum (AVF) Guidelines for Venous Ulcer Management

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the American Venous Forum (AVF) recently published a comprehensive set of guidelines for the management of venous leg ulcers (VLU) in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.1 The SVS/AV...Continue Reading

ACTitouch for CVI

Among the many therapies that were discovered centuries ago, compression therapy survived testing by time, the experience of millions of patients and practitioners, and the critical analysis of scientific evidence. Althou...Continue Reading

The Pledge: An Ethical Commitment

By Daniel L Monahan. MD, Elna Masuda, MD, Robert L. Kistner, MD This seems to be the year of the conscience in vein care. At the annual American College of Phlebology meeting in November 2015, and the annual American V...Continue Reading

Regulatory Capture and the ABMS and MOC

Regulatory capture is an economic term which refers to when a regulatory agency uses policies or laws to advance its own political and economic agenda. Of all the regulations and policies that have burdened the practice o...Continue Reading