Tag: amputation

VAM discussion on latest paclitaxel meta-analysis yields mix of caution, skepticism

A Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) sponsored session on paclitaxel safety drew a mix of skeptical and cautious responses to the latest meta-analysis from interventional...

Veterans with claudication who undergo revascularization ‘significantly more likely to have...

Patients within the Veterans Affairs Administration healthcare system who underwent an intervention for intermittent claudication (IC) were consistently at three-to-four times greater risk of...

Study of amputees finds referral for prosthetics to be an independent...

Prosthetic referral was an independent predictor of long-term survival among patients who had undergone lower-extremity amputation, new findings set to be published in the...

LimFlow system a ‘cost-effective and high-value alternative’ to traditional therapies

Percutaneous deep vein arterialization (pDVA) with the LimFlow system offers a cost-effective and high-value alternative to traditional therapies or amputation, according to a recent...

Special session on diversity enters VAM agenda

Over the course of more than a year, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have been brought into sharp focus by a compendium of events...

SVS Foundation’s new initiative to address disparities in vascular health

Significant disparities in healthcare services in the United States result in unnecessary limb loss, stroke and death. Vascular health professionals are developing new programs...

‘Alea iacta est’: The case for endovascular methods in vascular trauma...

When Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, talks vascular trauma, he does so from a position of certain authority. As the recent Southern California Vascular Surgical...

Regional anesthesia alone is reasonable for lower extremity amputation in high-risk...

A recent study, published online in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES), found that regional anesthesia alone is reasonable for major lower extremity...

Black patients in areas with lowest PAD rates disproportionally at higher...

It’s among the most topical areas of discussion in current U.S. cultural life: Black people face disparities in terms of healthcare outcomes. And the...

SVN virtual annual meeting keynote to focus on self-care

The Society for Vascular Nursing’s 38th Annual Conference is going virtual, from 6  to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. In addition to a series...

Letter from Seattle: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, time to act is long...

SEATTLE—We live in unprecedented times. On Jan. 19, patient zero arrived in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after returning from a visit...