News | 03.25.20
American College of Surgeons Releases Clinical Guidance for Elective Surgical Case Triage During COVID-19 Outbreak
March 25, 2020—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced continued guidance for surgeons to curtail recommendations for elective surgical procedures to preserve the necessary resources for care of critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News | 03.20.20
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Provides Guidelines for Managing Treatment Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
March 20, 2020—Professor Chris Imray, MD, President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, announced guidelines from the society to address the rapidly evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus as it impacts patients and the particular challenges for health care workers.
News | 03.18.20
Study Compares Outcomes of Varicose Vein Treatments
March 18, 2020—Findings from a randomized clinical trial comparing endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) versus mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) in the treatment of primary varicose veins were published by Ahmed M. Tawfik, MD, et al in Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVS-VL; 2020;8:211–215).
News | 03.10.20
Prevalence and Predictors of Elevated Central Venous Pressure and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Evaluated in Patients With Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease
March 10, 2020—Online in Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous & Lymphatic Disorders (JVS-VL) , Raghu Kolluri, MD, et al published findings from a study of the prevalence and predictors of elevated central venous pressure (CVP) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with lower extremity chronic venous disease (CVD).
News | 03.10.20
Medtronic’s VenaSeal Closure System Compared With Other Therapies for Chronic Venous Insufficiency
March 10, 2020—Findings from a network meta-analysis evaluating the VenaSeal closure system (Medtronic) for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) management were recently published online by Raghu Kolluri, MD, et al in Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVS–VL). The aim of the study was to compare the VenaSeal with endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), mechanochemical ablation, sclerotherapy, and surgery for management of CVI.
News | 03.05.20
Thrombolex FIH Trial Supports Early Safety and Feasibility of the Bashir Catheter for Acute PE
March 5, 2020—Thrombolex, Inc., which is focused on endovascular therapies for the treatment of arterial and venous thromboembolic disorders, announced that its first-in-human (FIH) trial confirms the early safety and feasibility of the company's Bashir endovascular catheter for pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE).
News | 03.04.20
Multisociety 2020 Appropriate Use Criteria Address Chronic Lower Extremity Venous Disease
March 4, 2020—The 2020 appropriate use criteria (AUC) for chronic lower extremity venous disease were published by Elna Masuda, MD, et al online in Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS): Venous and Lymphatic Disorders.
News | 02.27.20
ACCESS PTS Study Supports Boston Scientific’s EkoSonic System to Treat Postthrombotic Syndrome
February 27, 2020—Results from the ACCESS PTS study of ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis and venoplasty for the treatment of the postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) were recently published by Mark J. Garcia, MD, et al online in Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The study evaluated acoustic pulse thrombolysis using the EkoSonic endovascular system (Boston Scientific Corporation) to treat PTS, which is a common complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with limited treatment options.
News | 02.20.20
Outcomes in Postpartum Women After CDT and Stenting for Iliofemoral DVT
February 20, 2020—The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) announced that findings from a single-center review of postpartum women undergoing catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) and stenting for acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may be more likely to experience stent occlusion and require reintervention.
News | 01.09.20
News | 12.19.19
Quality-of-Life Analysis Published From ATTRACT Trial of Pharmacomechanical Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis of Proximal DVT
December 19, 2019—The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) announced that the findings from a quality-of-life (QOL) analysis of data from the ATTRACT trial were published by Susan R. Kahn, MD, et al in Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (2019;8:8–23.e18).
News | 12.18.19
AVLS Advises That CMS Will Require Mandatory Prior Authorization for Vein Ablation in Hospital Outpatient Setting
December 18, 2019—The American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS) advised its members who practice in the hospital outpatient setting (“Place of Service 22”) that in the 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Final Rule issued in November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) affirmed that effective July 1, 2020, vein ablation will require (in almost all cases) prior authorization in the formal Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System setting.
News | 12.10.19
AVLS Issues Recommendations on Ultrasound Testing for Venous Insufficiency of Lower Extremities
December 10, 2019—The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) issued a statement on behalf of the AVLS Ultrasound Section advising that all testing for venous insufficiency of the lower extremities should be done in the standing position, unless constrained by physical limitations of the patient.
News | 12.03.19
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