Solutions & Small Veins: Optimizing Ablation Results, Optimizing Treatment of Small Vessels Part II, How to Avoid Bad Results & Complications of Sclerotherapy (CONG2011-18)

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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience:  phlebologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular medicine practitioners, dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, and any other healthcare professional currently or planning on treating patients with venous disease.

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As a result of this activity, the participant should be able to identify optimal treatment options for small veins.

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  • Neil Khilnani, MD, FACPh, discloses that he is the Data Safety Monitor for Sapheon. He also discloses off label use of the following drugs: Hypertonic Saline, Hypertonic Dextrose, Glycerin, Dilution of Sodium tetradecyl sulfate and Polidocanol. The use of drugs for Sclerotherapy has not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Julie Karen, MD, has nothing to disclose.
  • Jean-Jerome Guex, MD, FACPh discloses that he is a Shareholder and SAC Member; Investigator and Speaker for Vascular Insights, InnoTech, Servier, Pierre Fabre, Sigvaris, and Kreussler. He provides disclosure of the following non-FDA approved drugs: Polidocanol foam, as referred to in this talk, has not been approved for use by the Federal Drug Administration(FDA). Polidocanol concentrations >1% are not registered in the USA. Sclerodex is not registered in the USA. Chromated Glycerin (Sclermo) is also not registered in the USA. 


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