Techniques & Technology

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

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


Options for Non-Venous Wounds: Diabetic Foot Ulcers

As wound care providers, we hold people’s lives in our hands. The five-year mortality rate of a person with a neuropathic foot ulcer is 45%, compared to 11% for a patient with breast cancer and 35% for a patient wit...Continue Reading


Effective Vascular Interventions: Are We Comparing Apples to Cows?

How do your patients define success? Do they use the same definition that you do? Most vein specialists would describe a successful outcome as occlusion of the affected vein, elimination of reflux, improved disease severi...Continue Reading


Sclerotherapy for Telangiectasia and Reticular Veins

It has been estimated that between 10% and 20% of the adult U.S. and Western European populations have varicose veins and up to 50% of women by age 50 will have telangiectatic leg veins. The difference between varicose, r...Continue Reading


Venous Duplex – 2 Sides of the Coin

I am often asked a myriad of questions relating to the duplex examination for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) or venous reflux. More and more physicians and technologists are entering the field of phlebology, from back...Continue Reading