Techniques & Technology

BioMedix Improving Care Delivery Through Collaborative Health Information Technology

Since its start in 1997, BioMedix has been dedicated to enabling more efficient and effective patient care by meeting the needs of evolving medical communities. Over the past 14 years, through the continual expansion and...Continue Reading

Compression Therapy in Sports

by Joe F. Lau, MD & Steve Elias, MD There has recently been growth in compression use in the athletic community. Claims have been made as to the effects of compression stockings on athletic performance or recovery af...Continue Reading

Compression Stocking Use to Heal Venous Wounds

by Michael Richman, MD, FACS and Dorrie Emrick, RN Venous disease occurs when a vein is not functioning properly causing a disturbance of normal one-way blood flow, usually causing venous insufficiency. When encountering...Continue Reading

Does Fiber Tip Affect Treatment with a 1470nm Diode Laser?

by John Mauriello, MD, FACPh All laser wavelengths are efficacious in endovenous thermal ablation of saphenous veins when used with the optimal energy dosing (LEED) and power. Short & longer wavelengths The shorter...Continue Reading

Doff N'Donner: Overcoming Challenges with Compression Garments

by Jonas Thelin As a certified orthotist and prosthetist, Ray Fikes had been frustrated by compression garments (just like everyone else) during his 33 years of practice, not only because they were extremely difficult t...Continue Reading

Phlebectomy Horizontal A Novel Approach for the Treatment of Small and Medium Sized Veins

by Andrew Jones, MD and Ed Boyle, MD In recent years, significant innovations for the management of superficial vein disorders have led to the migration of venous treatment from the hospital to the out-patient vein clin...Continue Reading

Applying Technology from the Neuro-Interventional Lab in General Interventional Radiology

by J. Moskovitz, MD All Interventional Radiology practices strive to constantly improve their service to their patients, which includes adopting best practices from other subspecialty fields. Recently at the Florida Hos...Continue Reading

The ABCs of IVC Filters: IVC Filters Data, Types, Techniques and Retrieval

Introduction The use of IVC filters has recently skyrocketed, and the FDA has issued a warning against retrievable IVC filters. This article will highlight available IVC filter options, technical tips and guidelines for...Continue Reading

Meaningful Use for Phlebologists

by J. Gordon Wright, MD, FACS, RVT How this series of articles is organized: The simple and superficial instructions (think of checklists) appear at the very beginning, with more in-depth details coming later. In this w...Continue Reading

Dogmas of Compression Therapy Compression therapy of the feet; Yes or No? Why or Why Not?

by Dean J. Bender and Albert Fliss, PhD Aim: A review of the misconceptions regarding the use of compression therapy on the feet, the current knowledge on the subject and further research needed to better understand this...Continue Reading