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Cook Medical defends its products after another IVC filter company loses...

Cook Medical defends its IVC filter
A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than US$33 million to a woman who was injured as a result of a defectively designed inferior vena...

Updated VTE treatment guideline for patients with cancer revealed by ASCO

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An updated guideline on the prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer has been unveiled by the American Society of...

Fedor Lurie

Fedor Lurie started his medical career in Ekaterinburg, Russia, on the east side of the Ural mountain chain. Now a long-time prominent figure in...

The evolution of varicose vein treatment: From 19th century ligation to...

varicose
The last two decades have seen a major revolution in the treatment of varicose veins and venous reflux disease—and we may be on the...

“Urgent action is required for patients with venous ulceration”

Despite what current guidelines denote, and in addition to the emergence of data supporting the early intervention of venous ulceration, Alun Davies (London, UK)...

VenaSeal maintains safety and efficacy at extended five-year follow-up

The first-ever 60-month data on Medtronic’s VenaSeal closure system were presented on Tuesday, indicating that at five years, treatment with the cyanoacrylate adhesive for...

CASSINI trial results inconclusive on rivaroxaban effects in high-risk ambulatory cancer...

CASSINI
The CASSINI trial found that treatment with rivaroxaban did not significantly reduce the incidence of thromboembolism or death caused by thromboembolism in high-risk ambulatory...

Scott Gottlieb resigns as head of US FDA

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, has unexpectedly resigned after serving just shy of two years in the...

US government shutdown disrupting FDA work

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The US government shutdown means the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot accept new user fees, which means the agency cannot accept new...

New DVT device completes first-in-human trial

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The first-in-human case using the new deep vein thrombosis (DVT) device Vetex thrombectomy catheter (Vetex Medical) has recently been completed in a multicentre study....

New ATTRACT data show catheter-based therapy significantly reduces leg symptoms and...

PTS
A new study, recently published online in the journal Circulation, reports on outcomes from a subgroup of 391 patients with acute iliofemoral deep venous...

First successful implantation of the bioconvertible Sentry IVC filter

The world’s first bioconvertible IVC filter commercially offered in the USA (Sentry; from BTG) has been successfully implanted into the first patients outside of...

Boston Scientific announces recommended offer to acquire BTG

Boston Scientific has announced it has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to acquire BTG, a company headquartered in the...

FDA releases final rule on acceptance of data from clinical investigations...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has today issued the final rule on “human subject protection; acceptance of data from clinical investigations for medical...