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The Improving Wisely Program (Podcast Ep. 5)

Drs. Margaret Mann and Marlin Shul join Dr. Steve Elias to talk about a pilot project aimed at curbing the rise in unnecessary vein procedures.

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The Launch of the American Venous Registry: Putting the Pieces Together to Treat Venous Disease

There are 25 million people in the US who suffer from venous disease, yet vein disease is relegated to “stepchild” status as compared to arterial disease. Read more.

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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. Read to get a full glimpse into what these guidelines entail...

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The Pledge: An Ethical Commitment

The overutilization of resources is an ongoing problem in the vein world these days. This set of guidelines is here to curb the “ablation revolution.”

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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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The Vein Forum A Comprehensive Hands-On Course for Practicing Physicians October 22-24, 2010

by Suzanne Kouri On October 22-24, 2010, the American Venous Forum is offering The Vein Forum: A Comprehensive Hands-On Course for Practicing Physicians. This is a multi-faceted program specifically designed for physicians treating patients with venous disease; including general surgeons, vascular ...

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Training Gaps: How to Establish Comprehensive Training in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

An update from the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) on their three-step collaborative, multispecialty process to develop educational standards in VLM.

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Update on Venous Stents

Venous stent systems have changed significantly in the last two decades. Dr. O’Sullivan describes the differences between today’s venous stents and older generations.

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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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Vein Center Accreditation A Process to Demonstrate a Commitment to Quality Vein Care

by Neil Khilnani, MD The History Behind Venous Practice Accreditation The care of venous disorders of the lower extremities has changed significantly in the last 25 years. Treatment for nearly all chronic superficial and a growing fraction of deep venous disease now involves minimally invasive pro ...

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