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Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be flesh colored, dark purple or blue. They often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. They are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg. During pregnancy, varicose veins called hemorrhoids can form in the vagina or around the anus.
Optimization of endovenous laser ablation for varicose veins

Optimization of endovenous laser ablation for varicose veins

A significant number of publications are devoted to results of investigations aimed at the development of methods of laser ablation for varicose veins. This is due to the fact that this method is an effective and minimally invasive technique for the treatment of varicose. [More]
Potential health benefits of sit-stand desks very uncertain, say Cochrane researchers

Potential health benefits of sit-stand desks very uncertain, say Cochrane researchers

An updated Cochrane Review, published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain. [More]
Sitting for all or much of the day could affect a person’s overall health

Sitting for all or much of the day could affect a person’s overall health

Despite their popularity, the effectiveness of stand-up desks and other strategies aimed at getting people to sit less at work is largely uncertain, according to a systematic review of published research conducted by Cochrane Collaboration authors [More]
BTG receives 510k clearance for LC Bead LUMI

BTG receives 510k clearance for LC Bead LUMI

BTG plc, a global specialist healthcare company, today announced it has received 510k clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for LC Bead LUMI, the first commercially available radiopaque embolic bead for the embolization of hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). [More]
New therapeutic target can prevent abnormal blood vessel growth that causes gastrointestinal bleeding

New therapeutic target can prevent abnormal blood vessel growth that causes gastrointestinal bleeding

A study by IRB Barcelona and IDIBAPS reveals a therapeutic target to prevent the development of the many abnormal blood vessels that cause gastrointestinal bleeding—the main complication in cirrhosis. [More]
Standing one-quarter of the day linked to reduced likelihood of obesity

Standing one-quarter of the day linked to reduced likelihood of obesity

Standing for at least one-quarter of the day has been linked to lower odds of obesity in a new study led by the American Cancer Society in collaboration with The Cooper Institute, the University of Texas, and the University of Georgia. [More]
ElastiMed raises $1 million investment

ElastiMed raises $1 million investment

ElastiMed, a portfolio company of Trendlines Medical, announced this week that it raised $1 million, which includes an investment from Pix Vine Capital, a Singapore-based investment house. [More]
New PlasmaDerm solution facilitates faster healing of wounds

New PlasmaDerm solution facilitates faster healing of wounds

Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds. [More]
VIVA physician selected as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology

VIVA physician selected as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology

Dr. John D. Statler, a board-certified, fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, is one of only 23 physicians nationwide selected this year as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology. [More]
VENITI closes $17 million in equity and debt financing

VENITI closes $17 million in equity and debt financing

VENITI, Inc., a St. Louis, MO-based medical device company is pleased to announce that it has closed on an equity and debt financing totaling over $17 million. The equity portion, its Series C, was led by previous investors, Baird Capital and Tekla Healthcare and Tekla Life Science Investors, with strong internal participation. [More]
USA Vein Clinics to open new center in Marietta, GA

USA Vein Clinics to open new center in Marietta, GA

USA Vein Clinics, the nation's only coast-to-coast network of physicians devoted to treating venous insufficiency, will open a new center in Marietta, GA on Feb. 24 at 1050 E. Piedmont Road, north of Roswell Road. [More]
Jersey Coast Vascular Institute, Meridian Health partner to accept a wide range of insurances

Jersey Coast Vascular Institute, Meridian Health partner to accept a wide range of insurances

Improving access to care is an important focus at Meridian Health, and a new partnership with Jersey Coast Vascular Institute is making high quality vascular services more readily available for local residents. [More]
BTG agrees to acquire PneumRx for $475 million

BTG agrees to acquire PneumRx for $475 million

PneumRx, Inc., a leader in the field of interventional pulmonology, today announced that it has signed an agreement to be acquired by BTG Plc in a deal worth up to $475 million, based on an initial consideration of $230 million and up to $245 million in performance-related milestone payments. [More]
Syneron Medical enters into agreement to acquire New Star Lasers

Syneron Medical enters into agreement to acquire New Star Lasers

Syneron Medical Ltd., the leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire New Star Lasers, Inc., which conducts business as CoolTouch, Inc., for approximately $11 million in cash and earn out based on certain milestones of up to $4 million until end of 2015. [More]
Bunker Vein and Imaging Center starts second location in Round Rock

Bunker Vein and Imaging Center starts second location in Round Rock

Bunker Vein and Imaging Center is proud to announce its second location, which opened this month in Round Rock, Texas. Dr. Stephen Bunker and his medical team have been treating patients with varicose veins, spider veins and venous disease for over five years in the Central Austin area. [More]
Second module of PMA application submitted to FDA for Sapheon's VenaSeal Sapheon Closure System

Second module of PMA application submitted to FDA for Sapheon's VenaSeal Sapheon Closure System

Sapheon Inc. announced today that it has submitted the second module of the pre-market approval application for the VenaSeal Sapheon Closure System to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [More]
ACC report helps clinicians optimize appropriate use of noninvasive vascular tests

ACC report helps clinicians optimize appropriate use of noninvasive vascular tests

A new report issued today by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and developed in collaboration with 10 other leading professional societies provides detailed criteria to help clinicians optimize the appropriate use of certain noninvasive vascular tests when caring for patients with known or suspected disorders of the venous (veins) system. [More]
Elective hernia surgery offers value-for-money, improves quality of life for patients

Elective hernia surgery offers value-for-money, improves quality of life for patients

New research suggesting that elective hernia surgery offers value-for-money and improved quality of life for patients has been published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [More]
Women experiencing still birth are more likely to develop blood clots, says study

Women experiencing still birth are more likely to develop blood clots, says study

Women who have suffered a still birth or have medical conditions including varicose veins, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or heart disease are at greater risk of developing dangerous blood clots after giving birth, a study has revealed. [More]
Hemorrhoids may cause erectile dysfunction

Hemorrhoids may cause erectile dysfunction

Men may be more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction if they have previously been diagnosed with hemorrhoids, particularly if they are aged under 40 years, report researchers. [More]
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