Techniques & Technology

Are We Ready for the New Anticoagulants?

Recently, the debut of three novel anticoagulants has made a ripple effect throughout the medical community. In this article, Dr. Malay Patel gives us an overview of the individual medications and their impact as a whol...Continue Reading

Does Fiber Tip Affect Treatment with a 1470 nm 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

The Value of a Registry Linking Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Registries: Demonstrating Value in Managing Chronic Venous Disorders (CVD)

Healthcare as we know it has changed. In a day where evidence-based medicine and patient outcomes are under focus for every specialty, phlebology has a definitive need for practice-based data and an opportunity like no ot...Continue Reading


by Assaf Graif, MD; Christoperh J. Grilli, DO; and Mark J. Garcia, MD, FSIR Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Christina Care Health System, Newark, DE Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is part of the spectrum of disease...Continue Reading

RIP Microsoft XP

It was Geoffrey Chaucer in the year 1374 who said the words “all good things must come to an end.” Those words are echoing once again as the sun sets on Microsoft’s XP operating system and Office 2003 on...Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence

There’s a ground swell of change coming to healthcare, and it will have a direct impact on every provider and every patient. The wave that’s coming is being talked about throughout the industry, and was the fo...Continue Reading

Rotational Thrombectomy of Prosthetic Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Grafts: 29 cases

by John R. Ross, MD, and Dion L. Franga, MDEnd-stage renal disease (ESRD) affects more than 664,000 patients in the United States.1 Patients with ESRD face marked, persistent disparities in survival and quality of life co...Continue Reading

Men & Vein Disease: The Numbers are Higher Than You Might Think

I am frequently asked to speak to the differences in prevalence of vein disease between men and women. For a very long time, my answer was always the same: females are affected at about four times the rate of men. This...Continue Reading

Evidence Based Treatment of Superficial Venous Insufficiency

Recent emphasis has been placed on improving quality of care and reducing cost at all levels of health care systems. To this end, there has been expanding creation and implementation of evidence based clinical practice gu...Continue Reading

Comparing VenaSeal and ClosureFast: Results of the VeClose Trial

VenaSeal and ClosureFast Study Design VeClose is the prospective, multicenter randomized controlled U.S. pivotal trial comparing cyanoacrylate adhesive (VenaSeal®, Medtronic/Covidien, Minneapolis, Minnesota) to radio...Continue Reading