Tag: Vascular surgery

Virtual catch-up: Vascular surgery and coming around to telemedicine

Remote treatment of patients, so-called telemedicine, has been around since the 1940s, when it was first used for transmission of radiology images. In later...

Medical care in time of coronavirus: Handling patients without COVID-19

The patient was thin, pale and clearly frightened, although he tried not to show it. With poor English skills, he patiently sat on the...

Dispatches from the vascular front: Early steps beyond COVID-19 peak in...

If Seattle and the broader state of Washington provided the vascular care blueprint for how to proceed once the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread...

COVID-19: Pandemic lessons for vascular care from military theater

An exemplar of how surgery can best perform its role amid a catastrophic event like the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in military medicine’s...

Dispatches from the vascular front: A view of COVID-19’s impact on...

Sharif Ellozy, MD, has had just about as near to a front row seat as it gets to the part of the United States...

New COVID-19-focused vascular registry gains IRB approval

A new vascular surgery registry launched to leverage key data gathered in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic—and aimed at helping prepare for the...

Leadership figures ruminate on redeployment of vascular surgeons as COVID-19 surges

It's an issue increasingly knocking on the door of program directors and section chiefs in hospitals across the country as COVID-19 cases escalate in...

Vascular surgeons discuss COVID-19 impact on pregnancy, family, career

The devastating effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic are multifarious and far-reaching, touching both life and limb themselves as well as less tangible aspects...

Call for older physicians to be protected from COVID-19

Hospitals and government health departments should give careful consideration to the protection of older physicians and nurses in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Future is now: Surgical simulation utilizing 3D printing has potential to...

HOUSTON—The picture as Jonathan Stone, MD, describes it couldn’t be more stark. Medical error, according to recent publications, he says, now sits at third...

COVID-19 special: How to be a doctor at the end of...

Vascular Specialist medical editor Malachi Sheahan III, MD, is no stranger to national and international emergencies—from New York City during both the 1990s AIDS...

Prominent Seattle hospital issues COVID-19 clinical practice guidelines for vascular surgery

A prominent hospital operating on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington state has released a set of clinical practice guidelines for vascular...

Physician-developed respirator device offers one possible solution to PPE shortages

Surgeons and other healthcare professionals aren’t hanging around waiting for depleted personal protective equipment (PPE) to be replenished. Amid COVID-19-related shortages, ingenuity, creativity and...

American College of Surgeons releases new clinical guidance document for elective...

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has issued guidance for surgeons to curtail recommendations for elective surgical procedures to preserve the necessary resources for...

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...