Tag: Lower extremity

ACC.21: VOYAGER PAD shows rivaroxaban ‘significantly’ reduced total ischemic events in...

Rivaroxaban combined with low-dose aspirin led to a significant reduction in the occurrence of total ischemic events in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease...

Physician assistant community launches ‘PA Case of the Month’

To help broaden its physician assistant (PA) members’ knowledge of vascular care and help them engage and interact with each other virtually, the Society...

‘More robust’ studies needed to confirm near infrared spectroscopy as valuable...

“The available data suggest that exercise training improves de-oxygenation and re-oxygenation patterns, as measured with near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), in patients with lower extremity...

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...

Upper-extremity vascular injuries associated with ‘increased prevalence’ of nerve deficits

Vascular injuries of the upper extremity are associated with a lower rate of limb loss but have an increased prevalence of nerve deficits after...

Not Appropriate! Florida healthcare fraud case highlights inappropriateness in care

The latest research around practice patterns and appropriateness in care came shortly after a criminal case in Florida at the tail end of last...

‘Inordinate amount’ of vascular surgery’s Medicare payments go to narrow group,...

Just 1% of vascular surgeons receive “an inordinate amount” of the total Medicare payments that flow toward the specialty, with disproportionate use of outpatient...

CMS creates new codes for IVL performed below the knee

Shockwave Medical has announced that as part of the calendar year 2021 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, the Centers for...

VOYAGER PAD: Rivaroxaban plus aspirin versus aspirin alone among CLTI patients...

In one of the latest sub-analyses from the VOYAGER PAD trial, investigators found that rivaroxaban plus aspirin versus aspirin alone in the high-risk population...

New society focused on limb preservation unveiled

A new American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) was launched during the recently concluded Diabetic Foot Conference (DFCon), held virtually this year from Oct. 9–10. The...

Cigarette tax rises lead to drop in active smoking in claudication...

Increases in cigarette taxes appear to be an effective strategy to cut active smoking among patients who are undergoing interventions for intermittent claudication, the...

IN.PACT Admiral DCB shows ‘significant advantage’ over uncoated devices in fempop...

The IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) demonstrated a significant advantage in overall survival, amputation-free survival and target-lesion revascularization after femoropopliteal artery treatment through four-year...

‘If I had gone along the path advised, I would never...

Some of the formative educational experiences described by Olamide Alabi, MD, read like textbook examples of the subtleties many see as baked into U.S....

Doubted as a doctor during mid-flight medical emergency and once asked:...

In a vascular surgery career spanning 20 years, Vincent Rowe, MD, has seen it all: Tending to patients at bedside, the vascular surgical services...

Presence of outpatient wound care center leads to significant decrease in...

NEW YORK—The opening of an outpatient wound care center has a positive impact on affiliated vascular surgery practice, with a significant increase in the...
Richard Neville

Drug-coated technology question aired during SAVS opening session

PALM BEACH, Fla.—Discussion of the drug-coated technology issue was piqued during the opening session of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) annual meeting...