Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
All young physicians are adept at using electronic medical records. Do you agree? If so, you’d be wrong. It’s true that... More
Dr. Frank J. Veith
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – “Specialties are like species,” said Frank J. Veith, MD, “they must evolve or go extinct.” Dr.... More
Dr. David D. Odell
SAN DIEGO – Hospital safety culture may positively influence certain surgical patient outcomes, results from a study of... More
Dr. Thomas N. Robinson
SAN DIEGO – A project to assess geriatric-specific variables for inclusion in the American College of Surgeons/National... More
Rises in LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides tied to lower diabetes risk
Higher levels of LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides over a lifetime are protective against type 2... More
MCR-1 gene a growing concern for antibiotic resistance
The MCR-1 gene is quickly emerging as a powerful roadblock in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria,... More
This image showws an open repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
A recent small study suggested that, in the age of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), the mortality rates... More
Abdominal compartment syndrome – a common adverse event after rAAA repair
Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) was common after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, with a similar... More
VIDEO: Study highlights cardiovascular benefits, lower GI risks of low-dose aspirin
Resuming low-dose aspirin after an initial lower gastrointestinal bleed significantly increased the chances of... More
Postop delirium linked to greater long-term cognitive decline
Patients with postoperative delirium have significantly worse preoperative short-term cognitive performance and... More
Surgeons raise red flag on proposed 2017 physician fee schedule
The physician fee schedule for 2017 proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has raised a red flag... More
Transfers to tertiary acute care surgery service point to shortage of rural general surgeons
Nearly half of all transfer patients admitted to a tertiary facility’s acute care surgery service over a 12-month... More
GLP-1 receptor agonist lixisenatide approved for type 2 diabetes
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the once-daily injectable lixisenatide, a glucagonlike peptide-1 (GLP-1)... More
Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith
Like most physicians, Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith was used to receiving the occasional negative online review about her... More
Dr. Jyotirmay Sharma
SAN DIEGO – Despite advances in the way surgeons practice their craft and measure outcomes in a meaningful way, the... More
William W. Horton
Penalties for health providers under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) are set to double under a proposed rule by the... More
A welcome addition
On behalf of the SVS Publications Committee I am delighted to announce the appointment of Malachi Sheahan, III, M.D.,... More
Slide Set on Diabetic Foot Guidelines
To encourage adoption of the recent diabetic foot guideline, SVS has created a new educatonal slide set for members to... More
CMS: Projected overall growth rate in health spending holding firm
Health spending is projected to grow on average 5.8% from 2015-2025, the same projected rate of grown as announced last... More
JEFFREY BENABIO, MD
All young physicians are adept at using electronic medical records. Do you agree? If so, you’d be wrong. It’s true that young, so-called “digital-native” physicians have more training and experience using EMRs, compared with those who trained... More »
 
MARK S. LESNEY
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – “Specialties are like species,” said Frank J. Veith, MD, “they must evolve or go extinct.” Dr. Veith of the New York University Langone Medical Center made this comparison in his 2016 Homans Lecture on the topic of ... More »
 

Veith's Views

MARK S. LESNEY
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – “Specialties are like species,” said Frank J. Veith, MD, “they must evolve or go extinct.” Dr. Veith of the New York University Langone Medical Center made this comparison in his 2016 Homans Lecture on the topic of ... More »
 

From the Editor

RUSSELL H. SAMSON, MD
On behalf of the SVS Publications Committee I am delighted to announce the appointment of Malachi Sheahan, III, M.D., as Associate Medical Editor of Vascular Specialist. I am sure readers will realize this official newspaper of the Society for Vascul... More »
 

Medicolegal Issues

S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Doctors are more prone to lawsuits if they: A. Have been sued before. B. Spend fewer dollars per hospitalized patient. C. Show poor communication skills. D. A and C only. E. A, B, and C. Answer: E. Two very recent studies, one by Davi... More »
 

Medicolegal Issues

ALICIA GALLEGOS
Physicians paid about the same in medical liability insurance premiums in 2015 as they did in 2014. A nationwide survey of insurers by the Medical Liability Monitor shows that 71% of insurance premiums did not change this year, while 17% of rates ros... More »
 

Residents' News

MARK S. LESNEY
Vascular surgery fellow case logs reflect an increase in endovascular interventions, but general surgery residents may be missing out on training opportunities, according to a study of national case data.... More »
 

Residents' News

M. ALEXANDER OTTO
A randomized study found that there was no difference in patient outcomes between general surgery programs with restricted ACGME work hours vs. those programs with flexible, less-restrictive duty hours.... More »
 
The 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting photos are now available in our Flickr albums. Since there were thousands and thousands of photos (we couldn’t even count them) chances are that if you attended VAM you are in at least one of them. If you won an a... More »
 
The SVS Executive Committee, at its July retreat, approved the appointment of the chair of the SVS Community Practice Committee (currently Dr. Richard Lynn) as an interim ex officio member of the SVS Executive Committee. As part of the same change, D... More »
 
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