Techniques & Technology

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

Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Vascular Sonographers

by Carolyn T. Coffin MPH, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, BCOE Many professions have documented work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMS D) for a number of years, and those industries have attempted to address injury risks. These i...Continue Reading

How Can You Help Betty be Compliant with Your Prescription of Compression Therapy?

Let me introduce you to Betty. She is that typical 64-year-old woman who enters your clinic with a few small wounds on her lower legs, some minor skin discoloration and a slight amount of edema, seeking your advice and ca...Continue Reading

Is the Changing Medical Device Market Landscape Forcing an Innovation Plateau in the United States?

A well-worn adage has told us that necessity is the mother of all invention. I had the opportunity to speak with respected inventor, writer and teacher Lazar Greenfield, MD. Like many inventors, a challenge influenced him...Continue Reading

What Not To Do In Venous Disease Treatment: A Round Table Discussion

Taking stimulus from VEIN Magazine’s earlier roundtable on the topic of ethics of venous disease treatment, “Absurd Vein Care: Can We Fix It?,” vascular surgeon, AVF founder and one of the most respected...Continue Reading

IVC Filters: Put them In, Take Them Out

Pulmonary embolization (PE) is estimated to kill over 200,000 patients per year in the United States.[1] The scope of this increasingly recognized epidemic is broad and complex. The patient population is as diverse as it...Continue Reading


Telehealth versus Telemedicine The terms telehealth and telemedicine are constantly evolving; however, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information an...Continue Reading