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Selected phlebological abstracts.

Lowell S Kabnick, Katheen Ozsvath, Jorge H Ulloa,

Phlebology (Phlebology)
[2021, 36(6):500-502]

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An algorithm combining VVSYmQ® and VCSS scores may help to predict disease severity in C2 patients.

Mikel Sadek, Matthew Pergamo, Jose I Almeida, Glenn R Jacobowitz, Lowell S Kabnick,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The purpose was to assess whether combining patient reported scores (VVSymQ®) and physician reported scores (VCSS) stratifies disease severity in C2 patients.<h4>Methods</h4>Consecutive patients were pooled from the VANISH-1 and VANISH-2 cohorts. VCSS and VVSymQ® were calculated for each patient. The relationship between scoring systems was evaluated using Pearson's correlation and ... Read more >>

Phlebology (Phlebology)
[2021, :2683555211023306]

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Current status of endothermal heat induced thrombosis.

Denis A Borsuk, Mikel Sadek, Lowell S Kabnick,

<h4>Background</h4>There remain many questions regarding the pathophysiology and risk factors for endothermal heat induced thrombosis formation. Moreover, there are a paucity of data on the timing of its occurrence, and there has been no consensus regarding for its treatment. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge ... Read more >>

Int Angiol (International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology)
[2021, :]

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Selected phlebological abstracts.

Lowell S Kabnick, Katheen Ozsvath, Jorge H Ulloa,

Phlebology (Phlebology)
[2021, 36(4):334-335]

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Selected phlebological abstracts.

Lowell S Kabnick, Katheen Ozsvath, Jorge H Ulloa,

Phlebology (Phlebology)
[2021, 36(3):251-253]

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Selected phlebological abstracts.

Lowell S Kabnick, Katheen Ozsvath, Jorge H Ulloa,

Phlebology (Phlebology)
[2021, 36(1):81-83]

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Classification and treatment of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis: Recommendations from the American Venous Forum and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Lowell S Kabnick, Mikel Sadek, Haraldur Bjarnason, Dawn M Coleman, Ellen D Dillavou, Anil P Hingorani, Brajesh K Lal, Peter F Lawrence, Rafael D Malgor, Alessandra Puggioni,

The American Venous Forum (AVF) and the Society for Vascular Surgery set forth these guidelines for the management of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT). The guidelines serve to compile the body of literature on EHIT and to put forth evidence-based recommendations. The guidelines are divided into the following categories: classification of ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord (Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders)
[2021, 9(1):6-22]

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Classification and treatment of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis: Recommendations from the American Venous Forum and the Society for Vascular Surgery This Practice Guidelines document has been co-published in Phlebology [DOI: 10.1177/0268355520953759] and Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders [DOI: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2020.06.008]. The publications are identical except for minor stylistic and spelling differences in keeping with each journal's style. The contribution has been published under a Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Lowell S Kabnick, Mikel Sadek, Haraldur Bjarnason, Dawn M Coleman, Ellen D Dillavou, Anil P Hingorani, Brajesh K Lal, Peter F Lawrence, Rafael Malgor, Alessandra Puggioni,

The American Venous Forum (AVF) and the Society for Vascular Surgery set forth these guidelines for the management of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT). The guidelines serve to compile the body of literature on EHIT and to put forth evidence-based recommendations. The guidelines are divided into the following categories: classification of ... Read more >>

Phlebology (Phlebology)
[2021, 36(1):8-25]

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In Well-Selected Patients With a Femoral Deep Vein Thrombosis Central Venous Imaging May Identify Additional Iliocaval Disease.

Chong Li, Thomas S Maldonado, Glenn R Jacobowitz, Lowell S Kabnick, Michael Barfield, Caron B Rockman, Todd L Berland, Neal S Cayne, Mikel Sadek,

<h4>Objective</h4>Patients who present acutely with a femoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) diagnosed by ultrasound are often treated with anticoagulation and instructed to follow-up electively. This study sought to assess whether obtaining axial imaging of the central venous system results in the identification of additional iliocaval pathology warranting treatment.<h4>Methods</h4>This study was ... Read more >>

Vasc Endovascular Surg (Vascular and endovascular surgery)
[2020, 54(8):681-686]

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Endovenous laser ablation: A comprehensive review.

Katherine A Teter, Lowell S Kabnick, Mikel Sadek,

OBJECTIVE:To provide an evidence-based overview of endovenous laser ablation and describe its role as an effective and durable technique for the management of superficial venous insufficiency. METHODS:The published literature on the treatment of varicose veins using endovenous laser ablation was reviewed. The literature search focused on the history of endovenous ... Read more >>

Phlebology (Phlebology)
[2020, 35(9):656-662]

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A prospective safety and effectiveness study using endovenous laser ablation with a 400-μm optical fiber for the treatment of pathologic perforator veins in patients with advanced venous disease (SeCure trial).

Kathleen Gibson, Steven Elias, Mark Adelman, Eric S Hager, David J Dexter, Sathish Vayuvegula, Paramjit Chopra, Lowell S Kabnick,

<h4>Background</h4>Treatment of pathologic perforator veins (PPVs) can shorten time to healing and reduce recurrence of ulcers in patients with advanced venous disease. Because of limited clinical evidence and device options, widespread adoption of PPV treatment is controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord (Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders)
[2020, 8(5):805-813]

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Radiofrequency and laser vein ablation for patients receiving warfarin anticoagulation is safe, effective, and durable.

Gregory G Westin, Neal S Cayne, Victoria Lee, Jonathan Ekstroem, Patricia O Yau, Mikel Sadek, Caron B Rockman, Lowell S Kabnick, Todd L Berland, Thomas S Maldonado, Glenn R Jacobowitz,

<h4>Objective</h4>The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, durability, and safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the great saphenous vein (GSV) and small saphenous vein (SSV) to treat symptomatic venous reflux in patients receiving therapeutic anticoagulation.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients treated at a single institution with RFA ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord (Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders)
[2020, 8(4):610-616]

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Quality Payment Program compliance and vein center acreditation.

Kathleen Ozsvath, Lowell S Kabnick, Brad Johnson, Jill Rathbun, Karen Woo,

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord (Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders)
[2018, 6(3):414]

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Age is not a barrier to good outcomes after varicose vein procedures.

Danielle C Sutzko, Elizabeth A Andraska, Andrea T Obi, Mikel Sadek, Lowell S Kabnick, Thomas W Wakefield, Nicholas H Osborne,

<h4>Background</h4>The Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Varicose Vein Registry (VVR) represents a patient-centered database launched in January 2015. Previous work describing overall trends and outcomes of varicose vein procedures across the United States demonstrates a benefit from these procedures. The existing gaps in evidence to support current and future Medicare coverage ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord (Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders)
[2017, 5(5):647-657.e1]

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Fiber type as compared to wavelength may contribute more to improving postoperative recovery following endovenous laser ablation.

Lowell S Kabnick, Mikel Sadek,

<h4>Objective</h4>To define the relative importance of fiber type as compared to laser wavelength on tissue injury depth, postoperative pain, and bruising during endovenous laser ablation.<h4>Methods</h4>This study included 213 limbs that were treated with an 810-, 980-, or 1470-nm laser, with bare-tip (BT) or jacket-tip (JT) fibers. Pain scores (10-point scale) ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord (Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders)
[2016, 4(3):286-292]

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Exploring the value of vein center accreditation to the venous specialist.

Lowell S Kabnick, Marc Passman, Steven E Zimmet, John Blebea, Neil Khilnani, Alan Dietzek,

Whereas advancements in medicine offer potential alternatives for better treatment outcomes, these additional therapeutic options can make health care decision-making more difficult for patients, referring physicians, payers, and policy makers. In a complex and ever-changing medical world, quantifying quality care is a challenge, while the need to promote higher quality ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord (Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders)
[2016, 4(1):119-124]

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Use of the Clinical, Etiologic, Anatomic, and Pathophysiologic classification and Venous Clinical Severity Score to establish a treatment plan for chronic venous disorders.

Jose I Almeida, Thomas Wakefield, Lowell S Kabnick, Uchenna N Onyeachom, Brajesh K Lal,

To be useful in clinical practice and in the evaluation of clinical therapies for chronic venous disorders, a measurement instrument should be objective, inclusive of all severities of venous disease, and rapidly performed by clinicians. The Clinical, Etiologic, Anatomic, and Pathophysiologic classification helps us identify the etiology, whether it is ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord (Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders)
[2015, 3(4):456-460]

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Treatment of superficial venous incompetence.

Omar Esponda, Mikel Sadek, Lowell S Kabnick,

Superficial venous incompetence is a common lower limb vascular condition, with venous ulceration representing the most severe sequela of the disease. The treatment of superficial venous incompetence can aid in ulcer healing, and a variety of modalities are available. Successful treatment requires attention to appropriate patient selection and procedural technique. ... Read more >>

Semin Vasc Surg (Seminars in vascular surgery)
[2015, 28(1):29-38]

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Perioperative duplex ultrasound following endothermal ablation of the saphenous vein: is it worthless?

Randolph Todd C Jones, Lowell S Kabnick,

Fifteen years ago, radiofrequency ablation of the saphenous vein was introduced as a new and minimally invasive modality for the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency. Three years later, it was followed by endovenous laser ablation. These procedures have revolutionized the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency and have caused a dramatic ... Read more >>

J Invasive Cardiol (The Journal of invasive cardiology)
[2014, 26(10):548-550]

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Are Non-Tumescent Ablation Procedures Ready to Take Over?

Mikel Sadek, Lowell S Kabnick,

Tumescent anesthesia refers to the percutaneous administration of large volume anesthetic to cause the target tissue to become swollen or firm. The use of tumescent anesthesia is essential for the treatment of refluxing truncal veins using endothermal technologies. In order to obviate the use of tumescent anesthesia as an adjunct ... Read more >>

Phlebology (Phlebology)
[2014, 29(1 suppl):55-60]

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Increasing ablation distance peripheral to the saphenofemoral junction may result in a diminished rate of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis.

Mikel Sadek, Lowell S Kabnick, Caron B Rockman, Todd L Berland, Di Zhou, Cara Chasin, Glenn R Jacobowitz, Mark A Adelman,

<h4>Objective</h4>The treatment of venous insufficiency using endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation may result in endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT), a form of deep venous thrombosis. This study sought to assess whether increasing the ablation distance peripheral to the deep venous junction would result in a reduction in the incidence of EHIT II.<h4>Methods</h4>This ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord (Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders)
[2013, 1(3):257-262]

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Update on endovenous laser ablation: 2011.

Mikel Sadek, Lowell S Kabnick, Todd Berland, Neal S Cayne, Firas Mussa, Thomas Maldonado, Caron B Rockman, Glenn R Jacobowitz, Patrick J Lamparello, Mark A Adelman,

In 2001, the use of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) was introduced to the United States to treat superficial venous insufficiency. EVLA has subsequently undergone a rapid rise in popularity and usage with a concomitant decrease in traditional operative saphenectomy. Since its inception, the use of EVLA to treat superficial venous ... Read more >>

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther (Perspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy)
[2011, 23(4):233-237]

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Arteriovenous fistula after endovenous ablation for varicose veins.

Nung Rudarakanchana, Todd L Berland, Cara Chasin, Mikel Sadek, Lowell S Kabnick,

Endovenous ablation, using radiofrequency or laser, is becoming the mainstay of treatment for symptomatic varicose veins in the setting of saphenous vein incompetency. Both procedures have been shown to produce high rates of truncal vein occlusion with few complications. This article presents three patients who developed arteriovenous fistula (AVF) following ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg (Journal of vascular surgery)
[2012, 55(5):1492-1494]

Cited: 11 times

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Commentary on "Radiofrequency ablation of the great saphenous vein performed in the office: tips for better patient convenience and comfort and how to perform it in less than an hour".

Lowell S Kabnick,

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther (Perspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy)
[2007, 19(3):315-316]

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Endovascular radiofrequency obliteration using 90 degrees C for treatment of great saphenous vein.

Charles W Dunn, Lowell S Kabnick, Robert F Merchant, Richard Owens, Robert A Weiss,

The recommended treatment temperature for endovascular radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) of the great saphenous vein (GSV) is 85 degrees C. Faster catheter pullback rates are possible when the operating catheter tip temperature is increased. We studied the safety and effectiveness of RFO of the GSV using a temperature of 90 degrees ... Read more >>

Ann Vasc Surg (Annals of vascular surgery)
[2006, 20(5):625-629]

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